AHURI CITIES AND URBAN RESEARCH
Built environment and design
Building cities whose form reflects the cultures, lifestyles and future needs of Australians
Built environment and urban design to preserve culture and heritage, and create cities with good cultural, health and environmental outcomes
City policies typically focus on managing urban systems and functions, like transport networks and housing markets, or pursue outcomes, measured in social, environmental or economic terms. Cities also have a cultural dimension that is harder to quantify and integrate into policy frameworks and governance arrangements. Ultimately, cities exist as physical places that are imbued with layers of meaning, only some of which are addressed in the traditional domains of urban policy.
This Brief on ‘Built Environment Design’ aims to identify the ways the physical built environment and its cultural meanings are addressed in urban policy, and to consider the role of design and design governance in Australian cities. International approaches and perspectives are also considered.
News and Briefs
- Building cities whose form reflects the cultures, lifestyles and future needs of Australians
- Pandemic teaches longer term lessons in city living
- Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods
- Housing for people with disability: evidence review of post-occupancy evaluation instruments
- Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts