adapting our cities and urban centres

It has been a busy week of conferences this week with a clear focus on adapting our cities for greater ecological (and human) health. The International Green Building Conference held in Singapore from the 1-3 September occurred simultaneously with the International Urban Design Conference 1-3 in Adelaide. Both conferences focused on adapting existing cities by introducingContinue reading “adapting our cities and urban centres”

Creating Liveable Cities – Regenerating Geelong’s Northern Waterfront

‘Does the Geelong community want to be a Waterfront City with a port at its front door, inhibiting city growth and liveability? As the city of Geelong grows in population, Geelong and the region understandably feel the pressure of accommodating more people, jobs and food production. However, when we look at the densities required in globalContinue reading “Creating Liveable Cities – Regenerating Geelong’s Northern Waterfront”

Community creating better urban spaces

The Geelong Better Block is over and Jason Roberts, cofounder of The Better Block, has toured Australia and returned to the USA, so what now?  Was it just a ripple through our urban fabric or has the spirit of the Better Block inspired others to reclaim our streets on a more regular basis? Jason Roberts,Continue reading “Community creating better urban spaces”