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Do a little touristing
Russell Degnan

via Information Victoria there are several good ways to visit Melbourne and the rest of Victoria in the waning days of summer.

Bicylcle Victoria has two events running. The Labour Day weekend is Rail Trail Discovery Weekend. Not many of them are too near Melbourne but they make up for that with the scenery.

And Sunday March 20th is the inaugural Bike Path Discovery Day. It coincides with the Food and Wine festival and Moombafest, so there will be plenty of things to see and do.


The Yarra Shuttle is running again until the end of March. It is still a bit gimmicky, but the travel times are not bad (30 minutes from Fed Square to Docklands). I like to see it integrated into public transport and extended down to the MCG, but this is a start.

Places 24th February, 2005 11:23:06   [#] [0 comments] 

The Big Urban Game
Russell Degnan

Posting heavily today, but I forgot to mention this when I saw it a fortnight ago, and I thought it was pretty cool. It's a game within the city itself. In this case, a race between three teams around the urban environment in Minneapolis.

More info here.

Places 20th September, 2003 12:24:51   [#] [6 comments] 

60L Green Building
Aaron Hewett

We were lucky enough to go to the 60L Green Building in Carlton as a field trip for our Sustainability course....

It was great!

The sheer amount of thought and detail that went into contructing this building was amazing. We went around with the project architect and she told us where they got certain materials and how things work.

For more information on the project go to the
60L Green Building website.


Places 19th August, 2003 18:29:29   [#] [0 comments] 

Melbourne Link-O-Rama
Russell Degnan

More links of interest, this time in Melbourne.

Walking Melbourne has a lot of interesting information on buildings in Melbourne. Of particular interest given the film from today's lecture is the page on Melbourne's most regrettable loss. If you scroll down a bit there are some articles on the Queen Victoria Hospital site.

Also of note, the first ever Melway from 1966. Well worth having a look.

Places 30th July, 2003 08:43:42   [#] [0 comments] 


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