27th May 2014: Meeting with Councillor Roberto Colanzi from the City of Yarra. Colanzi expressed great enthusiasm for the project and encourage us to formally submit it to Council for broader community engagement and review.
20th May 2014:Appearance of Streets Without Cars in the hardcopy of the Melbourne Leader and online via the Herald Sun. The article and project were also the subject of some controversy on the Melbourne Leader Facebook page.
4th March 2014: Meeting with the sustainable transport group at the City of Yarra. Ross Evans, the engineering team leader, was impressed by both the extensive community consultation undertaken and our design work that followed. He noted that the urban design thinking within council is swinging more and more towards the idea of shared spaces and living streets, philosophies that resonate deeply with Streets Without Cars.
4th March 2014: Presentation of Streets Without Cars at Pecha Kucha Volume 22. Pecha Kucha (meaning chitchat in Japanese) is a presentation format that originated in Tokyo in 2003 and has since spread to 741 cities worldwide. Speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each on a range of topics, usually with an architectural, design and arts focus. Our 20 x 20 presentation was entitled, Getting back into the players club, and discussed the way in which Streets Without Cars fits into our broader desire for design to drive development within Melbourne.