With the recent arrival of the Melbourne Urban Dictionary Project Urban Dictionary, the Urban Dictionary is becoming a hub for urban designers to share their urban designs and to create an online community for sharing their work.
In 2016, Urban Dictionary founder James D’Ambrosio started the project to provide a forum for the public to create their own maps, using the Urban Design guidelines for planning and design.
“This is a very valuable tool for people who want to understand the world around them, so they can work on a map of their own,” Mr D’Ambrosio said.
“And that’s what this is all about.”
The Urban Dictionary aims to provide “an open platform for the sharing of urban designs”.
“What Urban Dictionary does is it provides a platform for people to get together, to share ideas, and to have that discussion in the real world.”
Urban Dictionary project aims to help urban designers find new ways to use urban planning guidelinesThe project has already generated a number of unique maps for Melbourne, including a map on Melbourne’s inner north, one of the most popular places in Melbourne for urban planning meetings, and a map showing Melbourne’s “urban core”.
Mr D’Ambrosio said the Urban dictionary was “a really important resource for urban planners in the country”.
“For me, this is a really important thing,” he said.”[Because] this is something that I really love, I think that it can be very useful for people.”
He said Urban Dictionary was a valuable tool that helped urban planners find new ideas.
“What you’re looking for is a place where the public can share their ideas and have that kind of community conversation.”
Mr D’tresio said there were a number projects that were being developed to provide an online forum for urban designer’s to share maps and discussions.
The Urban dictionary also aims to support the Melbourne Design Commission and Urban Design Institute (UDI), which are developing new guidelines for urban construction.
“The Urban lexicon has been developed for the Urban Designer and Urban Designer Institute [UDI], which is now working with Urban Dictionary to bring this new framework to urban planning,” Mr O’Neill said.
“The Urban Lexicon has also been used to help people find ways to reuse and recycle existing urban infrastructure and to design new, innovative and sustainable ways to connect to the urban fabric.”
So Urban Dictionary provides a way to make sure that the public has access to the information that is already in the Urban lexicons database.
“Mr O’Donnell said Urban dictionary had been developed to help architects and planners find the best way to reuse existing buildings.”
We’ve had a lot of great work done by architects and we’ve had some great work on the ground,” he added.”
It’s been great to see how it’s been used and we’re hoping that Urban Dictionary will help the city of Melbourne with the process of reclaiming and reusing existing buildings.
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