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University of Melbourne's South Lawn Car Park by University South Lawn Underground Car Park by Loder and Bayly in association with Harris, Lange and Associates, completed in 1972.

Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities

Could car parks soon be a relic of the past? Four academics discuss how, in the coming decades, cities will transform car parking wastelands into vibrant activity spaces.

Central Adelaide.
News | Patrick Hunn | 30 May 2017

‘Missing middle’ housing focus of new 30-year plan for Greater Adelaide

A revised version of The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide lays out plans to increase density while limiting high-rises.

An aerial image of a partially-inundated Brisbane taken from the International Space Station during the 2011 floods that affected Queensland.
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 May 2017

Al Gore to headline Melbourne climate change and urbanization conference

Former US vice president Al Gore will be among the speakers at the Ecocity World Summit to be held in Melbourne in July.

Swanston Street, Melbourne.
News | Patrick Hunn | 17 May 2017

Free global street design guide launched

First published in 2016, the Global Street Design Guide argues that the prioritisation of private motorists has made cities around the world less liveable.

Jane Jacobs.
News | Patrick Hunn | 10 May 2017

New films about urban activist Jane Jacobs and BIG’s Bjarke Ingels to screen at Sydney Film Festival

Citizen Jane focuses on Jacobs, well-known for both her activism and writing on urban planning. BIG Time charts the life of Ingels over a five-year period.

Melbourne is expected to overtake Sydney as Australia's largest city in 20 to 30 years.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 27 Apr 2017

Conference ‘super session’ to examine how to make the most of Australia’s growing cities

Co-hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Planning Institute of Australia, the panel will bring together leading Australian and international architects.

The population densities of most Australian cities are among the very lowest of cities with a population more than half a million people.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Apr 2017

Australian cities among the largest and least densely settled in the world

Demographia’s annual World Urban Areas report is a survey of the size, population and density of every urban agglomeration in the world with a population above half a million people.

The NUA Conference will take place in Melbourne in October.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Apr 2017

New Urban Agenda Conference to champion sustainable development in Australia

The inaugural conference will be held in Melbourne and will look to implement the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda.

Aerial view of the Yarra River.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Feb 2017

Plan to curb “inappropriate” Yarra River development

The Victorian government has introduced new planning controls for a 42-kilometre stretch of the Yarra River corridor.

Aerial view of Sydney.
News | Linda Cheng | 10 Jan 2017

Good design to be championed in NSW planning law

An overhaul of the NSW planning legislation will see the role and value of design introduced as a new object of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

The City of Sydney.
News | Louisa Wright | 23 Nov 2016

Greater Sydney Commission unveils 40-year plan for Greater Sydney

The Greater Sydney Commission has released a draft amendment of its 40-year vision for Greater Sydney and the first 20-year draft District Plans for public comment.

The cover image for Planning for Coexistence? by Libby Porter and Janice Barry.
News | Louisa Wright | 20 Oct 2016

New book to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities

A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.

Monash university clayton campus masterplan 2011–2030 (MGS Architects).
Review | Andrys Onsman and Paul Walker | 24 Aug 2016

Circumnavigating the citadel: Monash University Clayton campus

A discussion of Monash University’s Clayton campus, exploring opportunities and challenges facing the suburban educational hub.

Sydney.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Jul 2016

Central Sydney buildings could soar

In the most comprehensive urban planning strategy for Sydney in nearly half a century, height limits in parts of the CBD could be lifted to over 300 metres.

A woman uses a tactile sign in Sydney.
News | Louisa Wright | 13 Jul 2016

World’s biggest braille and tactile network rolled out in Sydney

The world’s largest tactile street sign network has been launched in Sydney, with braille and raised lettering signs now in place at every signalized pedestrian crossing.

The Bennelong Bridge by VSL/Brady and Scott Carver Architects.
News | Louisa Wright | 6 Jun 2016

Zero-car bridge in Sydney opens

Bennelong Bridge, a privately funded no-car bridge traversing the Parramatta River in Sydney has opened.

Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga – Stage 1 by Adelaide City Council and Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
News | Sian Johnson | 16 Mar 2016

Adelaide launches public space design manual

The City of Adelaide has launched a holistic design manual to guide the creation of sustainable and attractive public spaces.

Australian cities need a federal plan for growth, says urban management and planning professor Paul Burton.
Discourse | Paul Burton | 15 Mar 2016

Memo to our latest cities minister

Paul Burton, professor of urban management and planning, pens an open letter to the new federal assistant minister for cities and digital transformation.

A vision of how the Fishermans Bend urban renewal area could look in the future.
News | Sian Johnson | 8 Mar 2016

Minister supports Fishermans Bend refresh

The Victorian state government has supported 40 recommendations to improve outcomes for Melbourne’s urban renewal precinct.

Melbourne.
Discourse | Anitra Nelson | 8 Mar 2016

An environmentally just city works best for all in the end

RMIT researcher Anitra Nelson discusses the importance of environmental justice as Australia’s capital cities expand.