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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

Education

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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

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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

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

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

Transport & Logistics

Can urban planning bring about cultural changes?

I recently came across an opinion piece in the New York Times that raises some interesting points about the differences in urban planning strategies and policy implementation processes between European and US cities (also applicable to cities in Australia). The article has sparked a great discussion amongst urban planners on LinkedIn. In recent years, the…

1 Sep 2011, by test test

Planning & Design

Community is vital to sustainable and green redevelopment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIhl5vEr0ao] A vision of sustainability and an ambition to be 21st Century pioneers led to the successful rebuilding process in Greensburg. The Kansas city was destroyed by a tornado in 2007 but it became an opportunity to rebuild it from scratch with “green” initiatives, Mayor Bob Dixson said. “The decision to build back green was…

22 Jun 2009, by test test

Education

Planning & Design

Sustainability to be key to future university campus development

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SRRD1R95SI] Professor Paul Thomas AM, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast Sustainability is the key challenge for future development and designing of university campuses, according to Professor Paul Thomas AM, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast. Professor Thomas will be speaking at the 2nd Annual University and Design Forum…

14 Apr 2009, by test test