This week in Visions we look at new ideas for Fitzroy's Atherton Gardens site, developed by students and staff in a Masters of Architecture design studio. We also examine the role of the University in tackling the problem of trachoma among Indigenous Australians.
Program Has Trachoma In Its Sights:
Leading University of Melbourne health experts and philanthropists have joined forces to eradicate a curable eye disease which continues to cause blindness in Australia’s Indigenous communities.
For more information go to http://www.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/node/354.
Re-Imagining Fitzroy (2.30 in):
The impetus for the 'Re-Imaging Fitzroy Design Studio' was that to make cities more sustainable, development must be intensified around public transport. Fitzroy is an inner-Melbourne suburb that has excellent access to public transport and the central city. The Atherton Gardens precinct is a major opportunity to explore what intensification in the inner city might look like.
To view all of the designs and leave your feedback on the project, go to http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/re-imagining-fitzroy/.