Active frontages are promoted in planning policy as ‘best practice’. While acknowledging the importance of public-private interfaces for street-life vitality, this paper questions the widespread uncritical adoption of ‘active everywhere’ controls.
Streetscape raingardens and stormwater infiltration wells, retrofitted into Randolph Avenue, South Australia. The Randolph Avenue streetscape upgrade converts an underutilised space into a softer, more environmentally friendly area through the inclusion of raingardens. It improves local amenities, and achieves stormwater quality objectives. This project was...
This Discussion Paper proposes flood resilience initiatives for Norman Creek, Brisbane. It compiles ideas generated during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Brisbane City Council on the 16th and 17th August 2016. The workshop participants...
Potential effects of climate change on Melbourne's street trees and some implications for human and non-human animals
This paper explores how the composition of Melbourne’s street tree may change under current climate change scenarios, and what the impact of this may be for both humans and non-human animals living in Melbourne.
The disciplines of town planning and public health have investigated the connection between walking and neighbourhood form. In particular, Terri Pikora and her colleagues (2003) created a schema to classify a range of potential elements that may influence an adult’s decision to walk.
Nature strips form an important part of residential streetscapes, yet there is limited understanding of their function, nor an appreciation of the important role that they can play in an aesthetic, environmental or social sense. This paper presents research on the role and potential of...
The role of streets within placemaking in cross-cultural contexts: case studies from Adelaide and Georgetown, Malaysia
The aim of this paper is to identify the different roles of streets in place making, in varied cultural contexts, through case studies analysis. The importance of socially activating city streets is considered vital not only for people who use the streets but it is...
This paper addresses the theme of ‘City Structure’ by describing the visible changes in streetscapes that have directly resulted from the implementation of heritage planning policies in inner Melbourne.
This paper reports on the network theoretic analysis street networks of Sydney CBD and suburbs.