Once upon a time buildings, clothes, kettles and the layout of newspapers were things that were ‘designed’. We could even refer to ‘the design professions’ and be very confident everybody understood we were talking about visual disciplines.
Designers used to… Read more
IN THE maze that is Sydney property planning, let’s start with the incontrovertible. There is not enough housing. Demand grows by 25,000 homes a year but only about 18,000 are built. That helps keep housing prices out of the reach… Read more
It’s a start, but all the tough decisions are yet to be made. That’s the industry verdict on the state government’s “once-in-a-generation” overhaul of the state’s moribund Planning Act.
The Planning Minister, Brad Hazzard, yesterday released a wide-ranging issues paper… Read more
Malcolm Holland From: The Daily Telegraph December 02, 2011
SENIOR bureaucrats in the state government’s environment department have routinely stopped publishing scientific papers which challenge the federal government’s claims of sea level rises threatening Australia’s coastline, a former senior public… Read more
“The first wave of modernism was about beauty and sensuality, but the second wave may be about confrontation – confronting the mistakes of the past,” said Brad McKee, Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine, at The Second Wave of Modernism II: Landscape… Read more
My career as an urban designer has been spent, not surprisingly, doing what urban designers do: crafting plans and regulations for municipalities to build great places. A side effect of this, much to my wonderful wife’s chagrin, is that whenever… Read more
You’ve probably never asked yourself how many gnomes make a good neighbourhood or how many pretty letterboxes and neat lawns it takes to make you feel safe walking down a street.
Sarah Foster from UWA’s Centre for Built Environment and… Read more
Ministry of Environment, Water, Population and Communities, October 27, 2010.
Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, today released Australia’s new strategy for biodiversity conservation on behalf of the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council.
Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation… Read more
Jessica Irvine and Damien Murphy, October 6, 2010.
THUY DIENH manicures the nails of Mosman ladies and loves working for rich people.
For four years the 30-year-old manicurist from Fairfield has travelled east each work day to service the hands… Read more
Matthew Moore, September 21, 2010
COMMUNITIES across NSW are so frustrated and cynical about the planning system they doubt it is worth the effort of even engaging with it, according to a report funded by the Department of Planning.
It… Read more