Conference paper

Mapping Melbourne’s parklets: understanding the capacities of street spaces

A parklet is a small, barrier-protected space which temporarily transforms kerbside parking space for public use. This paper maps and analyses 594 parklets across metropolitan Melbourne, identified from aerial surveys and field observation, and examines a range of urban design factors across various scales that...
Conference paper

A new perspective on the design of pedestrian bridges, inspired by Baudelaire’s Flaneur

This paper focuses on human interaction with and on bridges, and investigates how people use bridges and bridge elements by analysing visual data from social media. This set of data helps to understand different groups of individuals, their needs, values, and abilities to use bridge...
Conference paper

Active frontage controls: architecture, affordances and atmospheres in Forrest Hill, Melbourne

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.
Case study

Randolph Avenue streetscape upgrade

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 delivered as a pilot project to demonstrate street level action that can...
Discussion paper

Solutions for Norman Creek

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...
Conference paper

Urban form and design outcomes of heritage planning policies in inner Melbourne

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.
Conference paper

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...
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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.
Conference paper

Four dimensions of neighbourhood form related to children's walks to school

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.
Conference paper

The nature strip: an environmental and social resource for local communities

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...