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This policy establishes a baseline of what is expected to achieve good design, across all projects in NSW.
These draft design guidelines aim to encourage creative and innovative approaches to housing design, particularly in relation to higher density residential development. They are open for consultation until 25 July 2017.
Brisbane needs exemplary buildings that respond to and embrace our subtropical climate and showcase our city’s urban character and outdoor lifestyle. Openness, permeability and a strong connection with the natural environment are the main characteristics of well-designed subtropical cities. This design guide illustrates how residential...
This Positioning Paper is the outcome of Stage 1 of a three-stage research project: Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts , which is funded by AHURI over a two-year period 2012–14.
The questions to be addressed in the...
This paper unearths a selection of innovative design and procurement outcomes from the Social Housing Initiative and examines the factors that influenced these outcomes and allowed them to occur.
This Positioning Paper is the outcome of Stage 1 of a...
To ‘flourish’ in a rapidly urbanising world with limited resources we need to imagine different ways of living: increasing density, using passive energy, turning objects into services, and perhaps most importantly imagining new systems of living our everyday urban lives. There is so much we...
Universal Design principles aim to overcome the marginalization of people with diverse abilities by designing facilities and spaces physically accessible to all. But what can be done to ensure cultural inclusiveness? This research partnership between Penrith City Council and the University of Western Sydney investigated...
The extent to which physical planning and design supports the social and civic life of neighborhoods and communities is an area of longstanding debate within the planning literature. New Urbanism and smart growth suggest that the planning and design of a public realm can have...