School of Art, Architecture and Design (UniSA)

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Unlocking the social and environmental benefits of child friendly places through active travel and active play

This paper discusses the preliminary findings of surveys from senior primary school aged children. The questions from these surveys capture the participants’ travel patterns and their use of public places along with their play habits. The concept of ecological psychology, namely affordances, behaviour settings and...
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From rationalism to critical pragmatism: revisiting Arnstein’s ladder of public participation in co-creation and consultation

Governments and cities around Australia and indeed the world have recognised the need to shift toward more inclusive decision making processes, particularly when dealing with issues of the public realm. Despite some significant efforts in this space, including in the creation of urban living laboratories...
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Towards heat resilience in the built environment: case studies in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

Thermally uncomfortable outdoor environments can significantly affect liveability of cities. Australia is likely to experience between 0.6 °C and 3.8 °C increase in temperature by the end of the 21st century. In warmer climates, increased demand for indoor air-conditioning results in higher energy demand and...
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Developing multi-unit housing without developers. Or, “without a developer, who does the … … … ?”

Motivated by discontent with the quality, design, and cost of speculative multi-unit housing provision in Australia, households and professionals alike are increasingly seeking alternatives. Recent years have seen an increase in the number and university of households seeking to collectively self-develop multi-unit housing in our...
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Creating local open space systems at Elizabeth, Noarlunga and Golden Grove: early examples of green infrastructure in metropolitan Adelaide

Adelaide’s planning history is replete with examples of the adoption and adaptation of leading open space ideas. The making of urban open spaces, beginning with the Adelaide parklands, is a direct result of the publics’ and design professions’ understanding of the benefits that open space...