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Sarah Baker

Conference paper

The evolution of design excellence policy in the planning of central Sydney 2000-2016

We provide here an overview of the operation and outcomes of the competitive design policy to date within the central business district. While stopping short of a comprehensive evaluation, the tracking though of the policy as it has evolved in practice identifies two key operational...
Conference paper

The regulation of excellence: design competitions in Sydney

Drawing on a City of Sydney database, and set against the wider institutional context, this paper identifies the major characteristics of urban planning developments and key aspects of the competitive process involved in terms of timelines, participants and outcomes.