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Canberra Metro-Matrix Snapshot
  Pedro B. Ortiz Canberra Metropolitan Urban Metro Matrix Strategic Plan
  Snapshots are quick Metro-Matrix approaches to specific cities or metropolises. They are an introductory analysis that will require much more research both to contrast the hypothesis and to define a more precise proposal regarding layout of matrix lines, location of centralities and other infrastructures as rail tracks intermodal stations, etc.

Canberra, at the eastern point of the Australian Alps range is determined, as Melbourne at the western tip, the east west (Melbourne-Sidney) main directionality of the range and the north-south valleys produced at the end of the range. At a closer scale the north-south directionality of the slopes of the range down to Lake George becomes the dominant one.

The north south access road to the national Melbourne access and the perpendicular rail-tracks to Sidney form the two directionalities of Canberra. Existing centralities along this structure as well as location of potential fostered ones have to be more precisely studied beyond the snapshot exercise.
Melbourne necessary leap ahead with a Metropolitan Vision
  Pedro B. Ortiz Melbourne Strategic Metropolitan Plan Metro Matrix growth vision
  Melbourne is growing very fast. Population growth is supposed to grow to 4.7 million in 2031 from an actual figure of 4 million. That growth cannot be housed in Melbourne urban structure as redevelopment projects are in the range of the 200.000 residents, not the 2 million needed.

Melbourne has to think of a metropolitan structure. As land boundaries are tight it has to think of a serious collaboration with Victoria State to produce together a sustainable future.

Melbourne has very strong directionalities. Future development has to take place in a controlled periphery to avoid unsustainable sprawl, and built up a TOD approach based in the Metro-Matrix principles of urban centralities integrated with Mass Public Transport, Environment, Economic activities and Social facilities. This Propositive Analysis provides the guidelines for such sustainable long-term development.