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
THOUSANDS of NSW coastal development sites may never be built on under new government guidelines directing councils to limit construction on beachfront and lakeside land under threat from rising sea levels.
The NSW Coastal Planning Guidelines, released today, encourage councils… Read more
How big is too big? The former premier Bob Carr says Australia’s population should be capped at 28 million. A federal Labor backbencher, Kelvin Thomson, says 26 million. The Stable Population Party of Australia says 23 million. The Greens want… Read more
Australian urban designer Ruth Durack suggested earlier in the decade (with a passing reference to the Venetian Ghetto) that the urban village is dictated by a rigid form and function which clashes with fundamental principles of sustainablity. She argued for… Read more