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Bradfield City Centre, the climate-responsive masterplan aiming to green Western Sydney

Bradfield City Centre, the climate-responsive masterplan aiming to green Western Sydney

Designed by TURNER, Hatch Roberts Day and Turf Design Studio, the Bradfield City Centre masterplan is the blueprint for a new CBD taking shape in Sydney’s west.

8 thought-provoking stories about housing and its multiple crises

8 thought-provoking stories about housing and its multiple crises

From housing affordability to questions of density, multi-residential design and the future of cities, here are eight varied stories from our archives.

The dialectic of colonialism: Rethinking maps, remaking our cities

The dialectic of colonialism: Rethinking maps, remaking our cities

Dallas Rogers, Head of Urban Discipline at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, comments on the history of map-making in our cities.

Three Canberra architects on lessons from history for a planned city

Three Canberra architects on lessons from history for a planned city

We spoke with three architects currently practising in Canberra to investigate the city’s planned history and what it means to work in that shadow.

WY-TO on well-being for all in tropical cities of the future

WY-TO on well-being for all in tropical cities of the future

In a time of climate emergency, how can cities support and balance the needs of their people and the planet, while ensuring their prosperity?

AI, Tokyo Metabolism and the city of the future

AI, Tokyo Metabolism and the city of the future

From INDESIGN #90, the ‘Future Cities’ issue, we consider a precedent from mid-century Japan in terms of confronting crises and rapid technological change.

Meet Dikshu Kukreja, a man of vision

Meet Dikshu Kukreja, a man of vision

Dikshu Kukreja is a man of stature. Not only is he a leader in architecture and design, he conceives projects and speaks of change that looks to a future of more thoughtful, sustainable urbanism.

‘Sticky tenants’ with Make Architects: UK learnings for Australian build-to-rent

‘Sticky tenants’ with Make Architects: UK learnings for Australian build-to-rent

What can Australian build-to-rent (BTR) developers learn from the experienced UK market and how can these lessons be applied locally? Frank Filskow shares valuable insights from Make’s work and research in the UK and Australia.

Three essential changes: NSW AIA criticises the state’s Affordable Housing Strategy

Three essential changes: NSW AIA criticises the state’s Affordable Housing Strategy

The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, led by president Adam Haddow, voices concerns about the NSW Affordable Housing Strategy, citing a risk of abuse for financial gain. The Institute advocates for permanent affordable housing, management by registered non-profits and a restriction on development approval times to deter land banking.

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.

Comment: Why is it important to communicate the value of architecture?

Comment: Why is it important to communicate the value of architecture?

In this comment piece, Lindy Johnson, director of Lindy Johnson Creative, urges architecture to communicate its value. Johnson says that architects are needed more than ever but their value is highly underrated — and that we’re all the poorer for it.

New tool helps you experience a city like a toddler

New tool helps you experience a city like a toddler

Using a custom virtual reality tool, the Proximity of Care Design guide is intended to help developers and designers create urban environments that are more liveable for pregnant women, children, their caregivers — and in fact everyone.