Monday, October 10, 2005

Melbourne - Boom Town :)

A recent study by a renowned international design consultation has confirmed what I already knew - Melbourne is a great place to be! :)

Danish urban design consultant Jan Gehl 's study found that Melbourne is "a vibrant, charming 24-hour place" that is livelier, more attractive and safer than most other city centres worldwide (and artistic may I add).

According to city of Melbourne News, in 1982 Melbourne's CBD had only 5 apartment blocks. Today there are more than 240. I thinking Melbourne's transformation is quite thrilling. The widening of pavements in Melbourne city has created more public space and increased pedestrian activity, while improved lighting and its parks in the city has helped to draw people in by making them feel safer at night.

I simply love the city of Melbourne. What about you?

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