Australian Urban Design Guidelines: What do we know and what can we learn?

I have recently co-authored an article focused on existing Urban Design Guidelines in Australia. The article has been recently published in the Australian Planner.

The article is open access and the full text is available here and the abstract is below.

The concern for urban design in Australia and its role in the creation of urban environments have increased and matured over the last decades. Placing a focussed lens on Australia, this paper aims at analysing Urban Design Guidelines (UDGs) through the three pillars of sustainability. This study set out to identify gaps in the existing UDGs at three governmental levels (national, state/territory and local) and offers avenues for future research and guideline development. This study implies that despite the abundance of guidelines, a major shift is needed to enhance the efficiency of UDGs in delivering a sustainable living environment.

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