It's now over two years and $600,000,000 later, and maybe some of the promised $6 million for the station upgrade is still in the kitty, but it's not looking good for the 60,000 passengers who must struggle through this place out of necessity rather than choice.
AIA Dunbar Fellow seeks next-generation apartment buildings
Rosemary is fortunate to be the inaugural winner of the AIA Dunbar Fellowship, awarded in 2017, and is currently undertaking a structured program of research to investigate how Australia’s next-generation apartment buildings might benefit from East-West knowledge transfer? The AIA Dunbar Fellowship Established in 2017 to honour the legacy and memory of the late Professor Jennifer … Continue reading AIA Dunbar Fellow seeks next-generation apartment buildings
How to keep Brisbane liveable and friendly
On the eve of a city wide forum to create a Charter of Principles that will guide strategic decisions and make sure Brisbane thrives as a friendly and liveable place for future generations, I propose two scenarios to focus our minds.
Hot in the suburbs – Want more walkable streets? More trees please.
It’s February in Australia and summer temperatures are peaking. It’s hot outside on the streets and if you’re walking to work, or walking the dog, keeping your cool on these sweltering sultry days can be hard. In Brisbane, the state’s sun-drenched capital, the aspiration to be a climate-responsive city has been embedded in the City’s … Continue reading Hot in the suburbs – Want more walkable streets? More trees please.
Shady street trees: a great investment in urban quality
I recently made a visit to Shenzhen in SubTropical Southern China. The city core has a well-established grid of tree-lined streets with separate traffic lanes for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians demarcated by trees and tropical greenery. The tree canopies overlap, providing continuous street level shade, just as I have advocated for the past twenty+ years … Continue reading Shady street trees: a great investment in urban quality
How to make apartments more affordable – put residents first and ‘just say no’ to unnecessary add ons
One way to make apartments more affordable for owner-occupants may be to adjust the end-user / architect relationship. Breathe Architects have done just that and created a new and useful procurement process that delivers climate-responsive design, liveability and community values.
Alarming signs of a perfect storm for apartment occupants over energy security
For residents of high-rise apartment buildings proliferating in cities across Australia these problems are a perfect storm where energy insecurity is literally designed in to the dwellings they occupy