As COVID prompts an urban exodus, we need to make sure that we protect regional liveability and identity

COVID has taught us that we do not always need to commute to work. While this can take pressure off cities, we need to make sure that we do not just transplant all the problems that impact on urban liveability and quality of life onto regional areas. Introduction Prior to COVID, major Australian cities already …

COVID has exposed the fault lines of Melbourne’s liveability

The Victorian Government’s “Global Victoria” website proudly declares that each year between 2010 and 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index awarded Melbourne as the world’s top city. Currently rated the world’s second most liveable city, Melbourne has been ranked as one of the world’s top three most liveable cities since the index began …