Tag: Resilience

Many regional towns on the east coast of Australia, including the NSW Northern Rivers town of Lismore, were flooded after Cyclone Debbie hit in early 2017, causing significant damage.
Practice | Rob Roggema | 20 Nov 2017

Design before disaster

As we face a future of more frequent and severe weather events due to climate change, we need to start redesigning our towns and regional cities to better cope with shock events.

Brisbane Ferry Terminals by Aurecon and Cox Rayner Architects (now Cox Architecture), landscape architecture by Lat27.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo and Patrick Hunn | 20 Jun 2017

Three urban design projects awarded at 2017 Good Design Awards

A set of flood-resilient ferry terminals, a mammoth post-industrial renewal project and the ‘daylighting’ of an urban stream all received gongs at 2017 Good Design Awards.

Access to and from the ferry terminals is enhanced by clear crossing points and visual clues along the riverside bike path, to minimize conflict between ferry passengers and cyclists.
Review | Suzanne Kyte | 18 May 2017

Going with the flow: Brisbane’s new ferry terminals

Eight ferry terminals have been stitched to their Brisbane River sites in a generous, flood-resilient scheme that elevates the public transit experience.

The draft Parramatta Civic Link Urban Park by Aspect Studios and SJB.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 26 Apr 2017

Green civic link planned for Parramatta

An ambitious ‘civic spine’ is planned for central Parramatta that will link the railway station to the Parramatta River.

A proposed precinct of Sydney Science Park designed by Celestino in conjunction with Urbis and Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.
News | Louisa Wright | 3 Feb 2017

CSIRO to test urban development concepts

The CSIRO has partnered with developer Celestino to establish its first operational Urban Living Lab in Sydney, where it will design and test urban development concepts.

Kampung Pulo in Jakarta is a 200-year-old informal settlement on the banks of the Ciliwung River.

Designing with uncertainty

With climate-related disasters predicted to increase over the next century, can landscape architects play a productive role in the delivery of aid to the world’s poor and displaced?

Not feeling resilient: a scene from post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011.
Practice | Jacky Bowring | 15 Nov 2016

Being moved by the city

Is our predilection for happiness and the rise of the virtual eroding our connection with each other and our cities?

Brisbane River, Brisbane.
Practice | Gillian Lawson | 14 Oct 2016

The power of design in flood-prone communities

In Queensland, architects, landscape architects and urban designers are currently on the frontline in providing design solutions for flood-prone areas.