Planning

Plan Melbourne: density and heritage come into conflict

Critics are concerned Plan Melbourne’s renewed push for development in activity centres combined with reformed residential zones will damage the city’s distinctive heritage. Key changes to residential zones, which came…

Green Cities: Penny Sharpe on three ideas for better density

Green Cities: Penny Sharpe hit a note at Green Cities with her presentation at the Density Done Well segment on Day 1. Most striking was the inside knowledge of community…

Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

QLD releases draft 50-year plan for a sustainable SEQ

Climate change resilience and creating more sustainable cities are two of the major threads in ShapingSEQ, the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan released today (Thursday) by the Queensland government.…

Playful stormwater project in major urban design award

An architecturally-designed cyclist and pedestrian underpass, urban greening and managing stormwater in playful ways were features of some of the winners at the 2016 Australian urban Design Awards, announced in…