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Developers won’t save Parramatta Road alone
Cynicism, when it comes to developer motives, is usually just realism – especially when it’s gangs of developers and those motives miraculously coincide with a green agenda. By Elizabeth Farrelly…
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Considering my wealth of expertise in preparing Statement of Environmental Effects (SEEs) for Development Applications (DAs), I decided to publish a unique FREE guideline for my valued subscribers. The…
The Boardroom Brief is a fortnightly newsletter sent as a email, that provides a snapshot of the latest information published on The Planning Boardroom. This free service has been running…
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Posted on 02/02/2012 | No CommentsThe next generation of urban designers have exercised their creativity in a university project. Students enrolled in the Master of Urban Design and Development at UNSW were faced with a challenge...
Posted on 23/09/2011 | No CommentsWithin the City of Sydney area, 75% of residents live in apartment buildings. These vertical villages consume close to 40% of the City’s water, 10% of its energy and create...
Posted on 04/09/2011 | No CommentsA demonstration showing the ability to interconnect between phones, tablets and digital tables. Watch how all three devices can be utilised to update a house floor plan. Choose a house...
Posted on 27/05/2011 | No CommentsThe AutoCAD WS Mobile App allows users to view and edit drawing files even when they are not connected to the internet. All of this using your iPad, iPhone or...
Posted on 26/04/2011 | 1 CommentPhilip Thalis, respected architect and urban planner, shares his views on the need for investment in public transport in Sydney. Mr Thalis is the founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture...
Posted on 30/03/2011 | No CommentsA Quick 3 minute video visually explaining Peak Oil, what oil is used for, and what the future may hold with regards to Peak Oil. This is the culmination of...