Thanks to inadequate regulations directing the development of high-rise buildings, Melbourne is building towers at four times the density of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York.

“We have highly competent developers and design and planning professionals in Melbourne,” wrote planner, consultant and Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellow Leanne Hodyl. “It is the lack of effective policies that is letting Melbourne down.” According to Hodyl, this is causing rapid population growth in neighbourhoods that may lack the…