Peri-Urban areas are the areas that typically surround our metropolitan cities. They are often significant areas for water catchments, forestry, mineral and stone extraction, tourism and recreation, hobby and productive farming.

They are prized for their unique ambiance and lifestyle but are generally transforming rapidly from rural to more urban landscapes.

The very nature of these areas often places them at risk for bushfire and storms, and loss of biodiversity, vegetation and primary production.

Their rapid population growth leads to burgeoning demands for health, transport, education and community services.

Living on the Edge
RMIT University

This video outlines the development of scenarios for areas fringing Metropolitan Melbourne that explore policy and strategic planning options.

Case Studies
Peri Urban

Case Study
Final Report

Peri-Urban Futures Final Report presents, for the first time, an evaluation of the potential of areas fringing Melbourne to accommodate growth.


Case Study
Social Atlas

The Peri-Urban Social Atlas supported the development of scenarios for areas fringing Metropolitan Melbourne that explore policy and strategic planning options.


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