Sydney Morning Herald reports “THE closer you live to the city, the better chance you have of being trim, a study of Sydney suburbs has found. University of NSW researchers, in conjunction with the NSW Department of Health, examined residents in 40 local government areas across Sydney. They found those | Read More
The Sydney Morning Herald reports “Life in Sydney’s western suburbs is being transformed by the arrival of master planned estates, at least for those who can afford it, writes Michael Duffy.” Read more of the 7 page special at the [SOURCE: How the west was renovated – National – smh.com.au].
The Age reports “MELBOURNE(Australia) might continue to sprawl to the west, with a potential shift of the city’s urban growth boundary revealed in plans for a new ring road. The outer metropolitan ring road, which will also include a rail link, will run in an arc from Avalon Airport to | Read More
The Nelson Mail (NZ) reports that “A waterfront amphitheatre, a promenade area and a heritage orchard are some of the ideas included in the design for a $1 million waterfront park to transform Mapua’s former toxic site. Mapua-based landscape architect and urban design expert Robin Simpson is leading the project | Read More
“The UK is more innovative in terms of promoting public architecture, Mark Kelly global director education and science at Woods Bagot told Architecture & Design.” read more @ the SOURCE: Architecture & Design Australia could do more to promote public architecture: Woods Bagot head.
Details of a $1 billion vision for South Auckland will be unveiled next month but its developer is not expecting construction to start until at least 2010. SOURCE: NZ Herald: New Zealand National news – Flat Bush masterplan for public vetting
An Urban Design Panel set up by the Christchurch(NZ) City Council is aiming to improve the quality and connectivity of city developments by offering free independent design reviews. Read more @ the SOURCE: Scoop: Panel aims at improving urban design.
“We need the environmental economists and others thinking outside the square to provide strategies and approaches to secure our social and ecological futures.” read more @ the SOURCE: The Canberra Times – Green policies can save credit crisis and the planet
Ms Dorte Ekelund – a person with more than 25 years of urban planning experience – will head up the new Major Cities Unit within the Office of Infrastructure Australia. As head of the Major Cities Unit, Ms Ekelund will advise government on urban design and development at a time | Read More
Elizabeth Farrelly(sydney morning herald) takes a sharp look at the developments in the project process and the international design competition that never eventuated and has now got an ex-Prime Minister gunning for a natural edge. Read more @ the SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald – What’s it to be: a flair mile or plunder down | Read More