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
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions. The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment | Read More
A consortium including CDL Land, Foodstuffs (South Island) and Ngai Tahu is seeking a plan change for a significant new residential subdivision just north of Christchurch city limits in Prestons Rd….has potential for up to 6000 residents in 2500 homes. Read more @ the SOURCE: National Business Review (NBR) New | Read More