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Episode 31: Australia's Trachoma Battle & Re-Imagining Fitzroy

This week in Visions we look at new ideas for Fitzroy's Atherton Gardens site, developed by students and staff in a Masters of Architecture design studio. We also examine the role of the University in tackling the problem of trachoma among Indigenous Australians.

More information

Program Has Trachoma In Its Sights:
Leading University of Melbourne health experts and philanthropists have joined forces to eradicate a curable eye disease which continues to cause blindness in Australia’s Indigenous communities.

For more information go to http://www.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/node/354.

Re-Imagining Fitzroy (2.30 in):
The impetus for the 'Re-Imaging Fitzroy Design Studio' was that to make cities more sustainable, development must be intensified around public transport. Fitzroy is an inner-Melbourne suburb that has excellent access to public transport and the central city. The Atherton Gardens precinct is a major opportunity to explore what intensification in the inner city might look like.

To view all of the designs and leave your feedback on the project, go to http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/re-imagining-fitzroy/.


Program Has Trachoma In Its Sights:
Produced by Janine Sim-Jones
Camera by Ryan Parry
Edited by Rob Cross
Thank you to the Harold Mitchell, Ian Potter and Cybec Foundations for their support of the Indigenous Eye Health Program.

Thank you to the CRC for Aboriginal Health for use of file footage, and to Professor Hugh Taylor for still images.

Re-Imagining Fitzroy:
Produced by David Scott
Camera by Clive Banfield
Edited by Roc Cross
With thanks to Ian Woodcock and all the students involved: Rohan Appel, Kate Sutton, Jessica Kaires, Helen Chen, Ruth Whitaker, Rochelle Skurnik, Natalie Kirschner, Samantha Levy.
Still images and designs used with permission.