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.
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.
Eight ferry terminals have been stitched to their Brisbane River sites in a generous, flood-resilient scheme that elevates the public transit experience.
An ambitious ‘civic spine’ is planned for central Parramatta that will link the railway station to the Parramatta River.
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.
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?
Is our predilection for happiness and the rise of the virtual eroding our connection with each other and our cities?
In Queensland, architects, landscape architects and urban designers are currently on the frontline in providing design solutions for flood-prone areas.