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Improving inmate rehabilitation with innovative design concepts

As the recidivism rates of Nordic nations continue to outshine Australia’s, the Prisons 2018 Conference explores the link between various architectural design concepts and improvements in inmate rehabilitation. Conference speaker, Kavan Applegate, is a Director at Guymer Bailey Architects and first turned his hand to prison architecture twenty years ago. Since then he has delivered…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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Raising Australian building standards – what needs to change?

Jurisdictions need a common language, more rigorous regulation and better oversight if they are to truly raise building standards in Australia, according to a Federal Government report by Bronwyn Weir and Peter Shergold. At present the lack of cohesion in how construction is regulated throughout the country makes for a frustrating system, in which practitioners…

10 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning the delivery of schools in a changing world

The Greater Sydney Commission has forecast a 74% population growth in Sydney over the next forty years, driven by immigration policy and fertility rates. That equates to a population of 8 million Sydney-siders by 2056. Other states are also experiencing this phenomenom. How will the city landscape change to absorb this staggering increase? This is…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by test test

Infrastructure

A new model for delivering value add in PPP design

Quantifying the value that design adds in a PPP project is no easy feat. Often the value doesn’t reveal itself until well into the life-cycle of the asset, when its ability to withstand demographic, environmental or technological changes is put to the test. Any upfront value may be completely eroded by factors like urbanization, disaggregation…

20 Oct 2016, by test test

Planning & Design

The link between pedagogy and the physical environment

Without doubt the key contribution an Architect or Designer can make to the classrooms of today and tomorrow is to form a link between pedagogy and the physical environment. Designing for the 21st Century is critical to student success and teacher well-being. Imagine a small group of students tasked with discussing and building a cardboard…

11 Oct 2016, by test test

Planning & Design

The Role of the Architect in Reducing Reoffending

  View event agenda herePrisoner reoffending rates in Australia are at a critical level. Nearly half of Australia’s 36,000 inmates will return to jail within two years of release; costing the Government billions. Premier Mike Baird recently turned his attention to the issue, declaring in a recent report his intent to decrease recidivism by five…

21 Jun 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Knowledge translation main obstacle for better dementia facilities

Professor Richard Fleming is the Director of the NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre. A key element of his work is translating knowledge around dementia-friendly environmental design into practice. IIR Healthcare spoke to him about overcoming barriers in transforming the build environment to meet the needs of people with dementia and what discussions need take place…

3 Dec 2013, by test test

Healthcare

10 design principles to create a better environment for people with dementia

Professor Richard Fleming is the Director of the NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre. A key element of his work is translating knowledge around dementia-friendly environmental design into practice. IIR Healthcare had the chance to speak to him about how the built environment affects people with dementia. We will publish his responses to a number of…

19 Nov 2013, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Driving the costs out of rail

Australia has the sixth largest rail network in the world, moving over 1 billion tonnes of freight every year. Our passenger networks facilitate 780 million customer journeys annually. From the world’s leading heavy haul networks, to our passenger networks at capacity, we are all facing the challenge that is being faced everywhere in the world:…

27 Jun 2013, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Cosiness in the city- integrated and healthy urban design ideas

The built environment has a great impact on the health and wellbeing of people. Gregor Mews currently works as an advisor on integrated urban design and active living in Canberra. In his recent TED talk, Greg gives insight into the interrelationship of urban planning and a healthy community. "The car transports us from A to B very efficiently, but…

5 Feb 2013, by test test