Category Archives: Public Open Spaces

Extending Activity Centre Design Forum

This Forum; “Extending Activity Centre Design” on the 4th of June features Andrew Hammond from Brisbane, and Andy Sharp from Curtin University Perth. Andrew Hammond is a leading specialist and trainer in Urban Design, and his training courses will normally cost … Continue reading

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” I would never be a part of that”

Colin Barnett promised three days before he was elected that he would scrap Labor’s foreshore plan because “people did not want skyscrapers on the city foreshore and the Premier’s plan [former Labor leader Alan Carpenter] would create an exclusive enclave … Continue reading

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The story of Elizabeth Quay by Dr Linley Lutton

    It is obvious that we can’t get a better plan for Elizabeth Quay. The government simply will not listen and our professional planning and architectural bodies just don’t seem able to see the extensive problems so obvious to … Continue reading

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Sell’em off & pack’em in

See this article “Squeeze on Schools” . “ELLENBROOK Secondary College could lose a third of its recreational oval space with the introduction of 30 demountable classrooms over the next three years.” Get use to crowded public high schools, it seems to … Continue reading

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How should Perth respond to a growing population?

On Sunday the 10th of Novermber 2013, Urban Planner  Dr Linley Lutton gave this prestentaion in Subiaco (Perth, Western Australia) to members of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA); How should Perth respond to a growing population?

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Plans to sell off public schools and cram in students?

According to The West Australian, the Minister for Education Mr Collier has ” admitted he was looking at school closures and amalgamations“, in this article today – Jobs go in education overhaul.  What this undoubtedly means is the selling off of more publicly … Continue reading

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Lifeline must lobby Government to protect green spaces and trees

Lifeline’s CEO Fiona Kalaf is on the board of the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) as the “Community Representative” http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/693.asp Do you suppose Fiona knows about Solastalgia? The amount of depression being caused in the community by trees and amenity being destroyed … Continue reading

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