Urban Design News – Australia

Loneliness on the rise as our cities atomise
The Conversation
Isolation and loneliness pose an increasing threat to the health of Australians, many of whom are cut off from friends and locals by ill-conceived urban design, a report has warned. Social Cities, produced by public policy think tank the Grattan
Town planning hastening the slide to isolation
The Australian
With a quarter of all households now single-person homes, with isolation a key contributor to loneliness, and with loneliness a factor in life-expectancy reducing issues such as obesity and depression, there is a role for urban design in helping people
Adelaide tops table on city planning
The Australian
It looked at whether planning was integrated and hierarchical, provided for nationally-significant infrastructure, addressed population growth and climate change, allowed for ordered land releases, encouraged world-class urban design and architecture
Australia’s Leighton Properties Starts $1.7 Billion Mixed-Use Sydney Project
World Property Channel
Established in 1972 it is a 100% owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings, Australia’s largest contracting and developing Group. Mark Gray, Managing Director Leighton Properties said the milestone marked the next steps for Australia’s largest urban
Capital city planning at ‘watershed point’
Brisbane Times
The region was assessed according to nine criteria set by the Council of Australian Governments’ council, but southeast Queensland scored only “partially consistent” in investment and innovation; urban design and architecture; performance measures;

New design rules for Adelaide buildings
Ninemsn
“We want the best and brightest engineers, architects and developers, not just in South Australia but around the world, to focus on Adelaide where the future of urban design is now a reality, not just an aspiration.” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said the
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