The Town and Country Planning Association
Established in Victoria in 1914, the Town and Country Planning Association is a politically independent not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria. TCPA advocates integrated planning of land use and transport for ecological sustainability and a healthy living environment.
Our activities include:
- writing submissions to government on urban planning matters
- alerting members to events such as public forums and lectures related to urban planning
- alerting members to news items related to urban planning
- writing commentary and opinion articles
- writing policies such as the Charter for Planning
The TCPA is calling for nominations for the Sir James Barrett Memorial Medal, which is awarded to people and/or organisations espousing TCPA values. Nominations will close on 30/04/2016. Please send your nomination(s) to email@example.com with a brief (no more...
The 2015 TCPA Annual General Meeting was held 4 pm - 6 pm, 30 October 2015, the day of the 101st anniversary of the Association. Over the last 12 months, the TCPA has launched its new website and the Association was a proud sponsor of the Melbourne Conference of...
Opinion and Commentary
We recommend reading the following article that appeared in The Age recently: Big and ugly: the new towers ruining Melbourne's skyline The Age, by John Carroll, September 24, 2015...
Michael Buxton and Norman Day (separately) comment in The Age on high rise apartment building in central Melbourne : http://www.theage.com.au/comment/dirty-extraction-of-highrise-gold-will-pollute-central-melbourne-for-generations-20150910-gjjh71.html...
This article: Melbourne faces becoming 'Anywhere City' in the Australian edition of The Guardian, is consistent with the sustainability and equity principles embodied in our Charter for Planning, and is well worth...
Access to jobs for people living in the outer suburbs of Melbourne is a perennial topic of discussion. It has been suggested recently that a tax should be levied on residents and businesses in the city centre and the inner ring of suburbs to pay for new transport...
- Meet people with a common interest in planning cities
- Develop an understanding of urbanism
- Develop ideas for sustainable cities
- Participate in public discourse about urban planning
- Help define the public interest in urban planning