News | A McGregor Coxall masterplan for the Byron Bay beach hub proposes restricted vehicle access and rejuvenation of public space.
News | The Office of the Victorian Government Architect supports the ‘sky rail’ despite previous concerns about elevated rail.
News | A $40m five-storey vertical school in Fishermans Bend by Hayball set for completion in 2018 will be one of Australia’s first.
News | The 53-hectare SunCentral project in Maroochydore will have “smart city” features including automatic waste collection.
News | Environment minister Greg Hunt named acting Minister for Cities after Jamie Briggs resigned just three months into the role.
News | Lucy Turnbull, former Lord Mayor of Sydney, has been appointed chief commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission.
News | The Queensland government is seeking EOIs for a newly established a design advisory panel to assist state and local governments on key projects.
News | The president of the Victorian Planning and Environment Law Association has blamed media for “heightening confusion” over a recent VCAT ruling.
News | The credibility of plans for a “green” education city on 400ha of land in East Werribee has been questioned.
News | An Australian-first guide helps councils mount a business case for urban greenery such as parks and green roofs.
Discourse | Lecturers Steven Fleming and Angelina Russo put forward their grand vision of Velotopia, a bicycle-oriented utopia.
News | In the September quarter more than 5,000 Melbourne greenfield lots were sold, with record sales beating previous highs.
News | Brisbane City Council’s plans for Edward Street will see it reduced to three lanes, making room for pedestrians and greenery.
News | An RMIT University report says 1.2m dwellings could be incorporated into existing areas as Melbourne’s population swells.
Discourse | A report into the housing crisis in Sydney and Melbourne finds flawed evidence has driven the policy response.
Discourse | Australia sits at “the end of the pack” when it comes to affordable housing, says US expert.
News | Fifty-two Chinese and international built environment firms commit to ensuring new projects adhere to low-carbon standards.
Discourse | Research shows that urban sprawl could be threatening highly productive agricultural areas on the fringes of big cities.