Alleys of Seattle

Melbourne overview

Posted in Melbourne by seattlealleys on November 6, 2010

From the graffiti-lined AC/DC Lane, to the retaraunts of China Town, and the shopping streets of Degraves Lane, to the hangout of Centre Place, Melbourne was an incredible city of alleys and public space in general.  This type of urbanism is not attainable without prolific planning, policy, and organic development.  This network of alleys is a model city for any flatiron grid city seeking to re-invigorate their back-alleys and side streets.


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  1. Megan Taylor said, on November 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Have you been to or researched the Strøget in Copenhagen? Some of your photos of the shopping alleys reminded me of it.

    • seattlealleys said, on November 7, 2010 at 12:43 am

      No, I haven’t. It sounds great though. Do you have any pictures of it?

  2. Sarah Thomas said, on April 21, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Is that colored paper? It reminds me of the New Years festival in Japan. Great find!

    • seattlealleys said, on April 21, 2011 at 5:07 am

      They are tiny strips of a plastic streamer like material. The noise and movement was really powerful for such a low tech intervention.

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