Practice | New technologies have the potential to disrupt current land use patterns and create new opportunities in our cities and regions.
Practice | A message from the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) on promoting proficiency and professionalism in planning.
Practice | An unprecedented law has been passed that requires the planning system to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and tradition.
Practice | Coastal planning in the twenty-first century must be ‘reset’ to respond to the intertwined challenges of sustained population growth, urbanisation and climate change. Are planners up to the task?
Practice | An analysis of the likely implications of garden area requirements for land in Melbourne’s growth areas.
Practice | Community centres enrich lives and help develop harmonious societies within our cities, yet they attract little investment. Are there other ways we can help these facilities?
Practice | How much do we really know about planning in the Pacific Islands?
Practice | Adrian Dwyer, executive director of policy and research at Infrastructure Australia, discusses value capture and how it can help to stretch public funding further to deliver more of the infrastructure Australia needs.
Practice | Fortitude Valley is home to Brisbane’s Night Time Economy (NTE), but is it a good idea to concentrate most of the city’s nightlife in one designated locality?
Practice | As appropriate sites for brownfield development begin to dry up, attention is turning toward the replacement or renewal of older apartment blocks.
Practice | Could retrofitting the suburbs with secondary dwellings, or “granny flats,” offer a viable method for combating Australia’s housing affordability crisis?
Practice | In response to recent destruction of heritage homes and parkland for Sydney’s WestConnex road project, we remember the life and work of planning academic Paul Andrew Mees (1961–2013).
Practice | Renewing public housing estates to achieve a balanced ‘social mix’ has come to be seen by governments, planners and state development corporations as a remedy for underfunded public housing estates. But is estate renewal really the panacea it’s so often claimed to be?
Practice | Young people today are renting for longer before buying a home, and there is growing concern that many may never be able to.
Practice | Equivalent in size to Sydney Harbour, the Latrobe Valley’s open-cut mines offer massive potential for future uses. But rehabilitation must be granted the critical public and governmental attention it deserves.
Practice | Patrick Fensham argues that planners need to re-engage with the public interest and the issues and challenges that matter.
Practice | Cat Nadel of Environment Victoria discusses their recent report Life After Coal: Pathways to a Just and Sustainable Transition for the Latrobe Valley.
News | The Victorian government has introduced mandatory height controls and policies encouraging dwelling diversity for Fishermans Bend.
Practice | Sarah Hill, CEO of the Greater Sydney Commission, delivered the following speech for the 2016 PIA Kemsley Oration, which in 2016 was co-located with the presentation of the Australian Urban Design Awards.
News | 11 entries were awarded by the PIA at the 2016 New South Wales Awards for Planning Excellence.