The 30 Second Explanation
Before September 1980 planning only related to the physical environment. When the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act commenced the term “environment ” was expanded to included “all aspects of the surroundings of humans, whether affecting any… Read more
The 30 Second Explanation
In 1969 Ian L. McHarg published, Design with Nature. This classic town planning book was essentially a step-by-step graphic overlay style instruction manual about how to access a region (big or small), in physical planning terms,… Read more
Planning Minister Rob Stokes has announced proposed amendments to the NSW planning system to be implemented by the end of 2016. The amendments are intended to create a “simpler, faster and more inclusive assessment process”. Key aspects of the proposed… Read more
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PLANNERS NORTH, Town Planners, Northern Rivers, NSW… Read more
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