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    Australian Suburbs

    Greetings Cyburbia. I'm an Australian almost-graduate architect, and have worked in the build environment professions for 5 years. I'm very intersted in Planning and urban design and these disciplines describe the macro forces that effect architecture.

    I'm currently completing my Masters at Melbourne University and have started my final project: Densifying the Suburbs.

    I propose to introduce office/professional and service businesses into existing suburban typologies; or, to create new micro-commercial buildings that read in the contect of the middle suburban ring.

    I look forward to tapping into and contributing to suburban forums.
    Thanks Cyburbia

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    welcome from massachusetts!
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    Welcome from NW Ohio, USA, on a continent bigger than your's.

    Glad you have jumped in the Cyburbian Pool. We look forward to your posts, especially pros/cons regarding suburban development.

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    Hi there. Also at Uni Melbourne here.
    Trying to work toward an Ebenezer Howard type model of self-containment in smaller areas there? I know the main issue with those that we trip over is the experience with Canberra where job mobility and the fact that we are no longer single-earner households work together to make travel destinations a bit erratic. Getting a greater mix of uses into inner and middle ring areas seems pretty useful though.

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    Hello, from Irving, TX!
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    Hi from a Sydney Suburbanite!
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    Hmm....

    Quote Originally posted by geserit View post
    Greetings Cyburbia. I'm an Australian almost-graduate architect, and have worked in the build environment professions for 5 years. I'm very intersted in Planning and urban design and these disciplines describe the macro forces that effect architecture.

    I'm currently completing my Masters at Melbourne University and have started my final project: Densifying the Suburbs.

    I propose to introduce office/professional and service businesses into existing suburban typologies; or, to create new micro-commercial buildings that read in the contect of the middle suburban ring.

    I look forward to tapping into and contributing to suburban forums.
    Thanks Cyburbia
    Welcome from Western Arizona....
    There are parts of Denver that have done a nice job of mixing limited commercial uses in refurbed residential structures....York and Colfax area...?? but these tend to be on major arterial roads, not internal neighborhood streets.....start a thread on this topic
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Welcome from Western Arizona....
    There are parts of Denver that have done a nice job of mixing limited commercial uses in refurbed residential structures....York and Colfax area...?? but these tend to be on major arterial roads, not internal neighborhood streets.....start a thread on this topic
    Well, keep in mind that the suburban development that Melbourne academics view as "low density sprawl" matches the physical characteristics of high-density new urbanist detached housing. "Sprawl" to a Melbourne planner means that they have back yards.

    Yet somehow, people manage to oversimplify it so that they can claim Melbourne has poor density. Meh. Reread Fooks.

    hrm. Blow me down, i'm turning into my supervisor.

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