For two decades, a competitive design process pioneered by Sydney City Council has been transforming the city skyline and, new research shows, raising standards as it goes.
As Australia faces sustained and accelerated population growth, it is worth revisiting the idea of new cities – providing we don't resort to a tired rerun of town and country planning policies from the past.
In major cities across Australia, there is a stark contrast between lofty planning goals and the sprawling reality on the ground, write Robert Freestone and Stephen Hamnett.
Big ideas and big dollars have been invested in making 'memorable' places, write Edgar Liu and Robert Freestone.
Australian cities are the 'crucible' of innovation and enterprise, and a cohesive urban policy is the key to greater prosperity and productivity, writes Robert Freestone.
Staff and students from the Faculty of the Built Environment have once again blitzed a series of design and planning awards.