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Tag: Urban planning

News | Patrick Hunn | 10 Apr 2017

New Urban Agenda Conference to champion sustainable development in Australia

The inaugural conference will be held in Melbourne and will look to implement the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda.

News | Editorial Desk AAU | 1 Mar 2017

Plan to curb “inappropriate” Yarra River development

The Victorian government has introduced new planning controls for a 42-kilometre stretch of the Yarra River corridor.

News | Louisa Wright | 23 Nov 2016

Greater Sydney Commission unveils 40-year plan for Greater Sydney

The Greater Sydney Commission has released a draft amendment of its 40-year vision for Greater Sydney and the first 20-year draft District Plans for public comment.

News | Louisa Wright | 10 Nov 2016

New book to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities

A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.

Practice | Leanne Hodyl | 2 Nov 2016

Is highrise living bad for you?

With highrise apartment tower approvals increasing exponentially in Australian cities, it’s important that designers and developers engage with post-occupancy research.

News | Linda Cheng | 27 Oct 2016

Planning can improve housing affordability, PIA says

The Planning Institute of Australia has advocated for the role of planning in improving housing affordability across the nation.

Practice | Rachel Carey and Kirsten Larsen and 1 other | 3 May 2016

To feed growing cities we need to stop urban sprawl eating up our food supply

Research shows that urban sprawl could be threatening highly productive agricultural areas on the fringes of big cities.

Review | Peter Skinner | 3 May 2016

Cairns Foreshore Development

A landmark collaborative project led by the landscape architecture team at RPS.

Practice | Suzanne Kyte | 3 May 2016

Bingara’s living classroom

John Mongard Landscape Architects and the NSW Bingara community strategize to future-proof the town.

Practice | Kate Cullity and Perry Lethlean | 3 May 2016

Taylor Cullity Lethlean: Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga

TCL interview about Adelaide’s Victoria Square project.

Practice | Jennifer Kent | 1 May 2016

High-density living isn’t always healthy

It’s become planning orthodoxy, but the advantages of high-density residential development are far from clear cut.

Practice | Peter Myers | 29 Apr 2016

Is this Roadtown?

Peter Myers wonders if Australia is on the cusp of realising a vehicular ‘utopia’ of endless urbanism.

Practice | 28 Apr 2016

Sydney Olympic Park 2030 The city in a park

Initially hampered by its mono-functional program, the Sydney Olympic Park is only now beginning to resemble a durable urban precinct.

Practice | Matthew Burke and Jago Dodson | 18 Jun 2015

The disruptive urbanist

Many see greater density as key to less car-dependant cities. Planning maverick Paul Mees showed this belief is a delusion.