Defending how Adelaide City is defined.
Opinion

Defending how Adelaide City is defined.

Adelaide is one of Australia’s foremost planned cities, and it is typified with a compelling parkland and grid system.  In the innermost part of the city lies the grid-iron layout, and five central parks: Light Square, Whitmore Square, Hurtle Square and Hindmarsh. The city also features a greater parklands system which surrounds the Central Business District on all sides. However, these were not the most impressive aspect of Adelaide’s planning, from my brief research. The city radiates outwards, with the densest buildings located centrally, and there is a gradual decrease in height and density as buildings approach the parklands. This is often referred to as Adelaide’s pyramid planning. Continue reading

Sexism and the city
News / Opinion

Sexism and the city

How much has gender shaped our cities? On International Women’s Day, UQ urban planning expert Dr Dorina Pojani explains how battling sexism in the planning industry might lead to more cyclists and fewer dark alleys. Read the full blog post. Happy IWD to all the women planners! Continue reading

Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in development of cities
News / Opinion

Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in development of cities

The Federal Government is now conducting an ‘Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in development of cities’. In recent weeks, members of the Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities conducting the Inquiry have been holding public hearings in major Australian cities, meeting with individuals and organisations that made an effort to participate in the Inquiry. … Continue reading

Australia’s future extreme temperatures and the role of planners
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Australia’s future extreme temperatures and the role of planners

In recent years, Australia has experienced unprecedented heat, including heatwaves and record-breaking hot days, months, seasons and years. Australia has a naturally variable climate, but recent studies show that our recent extremes are already being influenced by climate change. Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2C is met, … Continue reading