Bring nature back into cities, planners told

New research shows that besides using the right species for the local environment, their social acceptability, economic use and Indigenous significance need to be carefully considered. “There are many benefits of bringing nature back into urban areas,” says Dr Luis Mata from RMIT’s Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group. “Nature in all its forms provides a […]

Perth Council arcs an environmentally friendly city

The City of Perth has adopted a planning and design document to help guide its development over the next 20 years.   The Urban Design Framework (UDF) covers a large range of issues that will influence the physical and social fabric of the city.   Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the City produced a planning […]

Sydney, Melbourne recognised for design excellence

City of Sydney’s Paddington Reservoir Gardens was awarded for excellence in urban design. Image: City of Sydney/Fiora Sacco. By Angela Dorizas A rehabilitated public park in inner city Sydney and a research project on future growth in Melbourne are the recipients of this year’s prestigious Australian Award for Urban Design. The City of Sydney was […]


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