Urban Design 98 - Spring 2006
Publication Date: 01 April 2006
It is widely acknowledged that the
Susan Parham draws together a range of articles which indicate that density, transport oriented development and ‘urbanising’ the suburbs are still key issues, while Barrie Shelton offers an overview on the future influence of Europe and Asia on Australian urban design. The Melbourne projects featured include RMIT’s Urban Spaces project (Young Designer - Helen Day), an interview with Federation Square’s designer Peter Davidson (Quentin Stevens), the city’s 2030 Challenge ‘vision’ (Bronwen Hamilton), and from Sydney, the western land release project (Chip Kaufman).
The April issue of Urban Design also reports on recent UDG lectures, Richard Sennett’s RTPI talk and reviews of recent books. It features the Urban Design Group’s proposed new membership structure which would give urban designers professional membership for comments. CABE outlines its ongoing research to map the actual value of good design, to give ammunition on why design matters, and the Prince’s Foundation desrcibes the design coding ‘Transect’ idea with US examples. In reaction to recent articles in Urban Design, there are two Reader’s Responses about perimeter blocks, figure ground plans and the privatisation of public space in
The Viewpoints cover how to design higher density housing, drawing upon work in Edinburgh (Eugene Mullan), while Andreas Luque and Mike Duff argue for the valuation of urban ecosystems, to reinforce sustainable development policies and recognise their essential contribution. On an international theme, the rise of
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