Kim Dovey is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne. This year he was a contributing author to a book called Urban Choreography: Melbourne 1985 On. He talks about the city and its transformation over the past 30 years that led to it consistently being held up as a case study for great cities. Melbourne public spaces have been reclaimed since 1985 and the city has a functioning public transport system. Its laneways, once filled with garbage, are now tourist spots with cute little bars and eateries.