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Sustainable, livable and naturally urban: Sydney’s future at the VIVID Collectivity Talks

Sustainable, livable and naturally urban: Sydney’s future at the VIVID Collectivity Talks

While Sydney’s VIVID celebration is typically associated with stunning visuals and light shows, it is also a place to ponder the futures of the harbour city.

Wellness-driven cities can be an antidote to loneliness

Wellness-driven cities can be an antidote to loneliness

What makes a healthy town centre in 2022? HDR director, Alex Wessling, comments on how important it is for architects to place wellness at the very centre of neighbourhood and town centre design.

“We want more green space, less traffic”: The case for placemaking in Perth

“We want more green space, less traffic”: The case for placemaking in Perth

Buchan’s Andre Jones outlines five factors that will positively impact on the design evolution of Perth. From policy to population, biophilic measures and sense of place. Read Andre’s insights here.

Adib Jalal on defining relationships with place

Adib Jalal on defining relationships with place

Urbanist Adib Jalal explores our evolving relationships with the built environment and places connection at the heart of meaningful design.

Trading the Hustle and Bustle for Serenity and Openness

Trading the Hustle and Bustle for Serenity and Openness

With the Xingchuang International Center, Aedas architects take what could have been a busy city district and instead create a beautiful green space ‘brimming with openness and connectivity’

Trading the Hustle and Bustle for Serenity and Openness

Trading the Hustle and Bustle for Serenity and Openness

With the Xingchuang International Center, Aedas architects take what could have been a busy city district and instead create a beautiful green space ‘brimming with openness and connectivity’

Hostile Architecture is Turning Our Cities Against Us

Hostile Architecture is Turning Our Cities Against Us

Ever get the feeling that you’re not welcome in your own town? That’s not an accident.

Hostile architecture is turning our cities against us

Hostile architecture is turning our cities against us

Ever get the feeling that you’re not welcome in your own town? That’s not an accident.

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Writer Andrew P Street believes that our perceptions of how big our houses and apartments should be might have been a little skewed by the TV we watched and on that note, where the hell is his live studio audience?

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Writer Andrew P Street believes that our perceptions of how big our houses and apartments should be might have been a little skewed by the TV we watched and on that note, where the hell is his live studio audience?

It’s not Holden you’re mourning, it’s the Australian Dream

It’s not Holden you’re mourning, it’s the Australian Dream

Everything from our cars to our spreads to our quarter acre block has been fetishised. Writer Andrew P Street thinks maybe it’s time to get over them.

What’s The Rush?

What’s The Rush?

Ageing Citizens and rapid population growth is changing the way we navigate our city centres. While it throws up plenty of challenges, Paul Priestman of PriestmanGoode only sees opportunity.