City Planning Blogs
Sitting 25 miles north of New York City, New Rochelle, N.Y., has attracted developers who will produce a total of 6,370 new apartment units and 2 million square feet of new office space. The city’s commissioner of development explains how.
Thanks to the media, more people now know you have to protect your personal data from being misused for commercial gains. Many of you are probably more conscious of what you share on Facebook or Instagram than you were two to three years ago. But, when used appropriately, data can be a great resource that
The recent transformation of Australian city centres makes them appear unruly and wild, with their gilded towers, curtain walls compiled from a cladding company catalogue, and hybrid building types. Two-storey Victorian-era fronts abutt six-storey apartment buildings, or are completely engulfed by towers. This bricolage, paired with aspirational branding, creates the impression that property developers and
The term “smart city” has gained in popularity, but the label still conjures the use the technologies to solve operational problems. Rather, cities are complex and need intelligent, transformative and engaged efforts.
Rethinking how we move – the promise of more liveability and better health for people and the planet
For many decades the automobile was widely seen as the undisputed solution to the transportation challenges of a modern society, and infrastructure to drive and park cars displaced public, walkable spaces and public transport in many cities. Today’s cities are mostly designed and built around cars and motorway systems.
The element of surprise needs to be stripped from the state’s planning system, says Planning Minister Rob Stokes, to reduce community mistrust and anti-development hostility.
Planning systems have been criticised, fought over and lobbied against ever since large populated urban centres governed by a system of laws appeared around 4500-3100BC.
Private enterprise has shaped the skylines of Australia’s cities, and the names of their highest towers reflect this. The towers of Sydney shout finance: Deutsche Bank, MLC, Ernst & Young, ANZ, Suncorp. The tall buildings of Perth read like a mining index: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Woodside. In Melbourne, residential skyscrapers for investors make up