Fire-safe designs for the future –

February 23, 2009,AEST

  Geoff Maslen of The Age reports “Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes? Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after | Read More

Get ready Sydney: high-rise suburbs coming –

January 5, 2009,AEST

Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats. Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 | Read More

How city living fights the waistband sprawl

December 15, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

How the west was renovated –

December 5, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Leisure park plan for Mapua toxic site

November 14, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Panel aims at improving urban design

October 30, 2008,AEST

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.

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