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Topic: Design

The next generation of Australian schools

With hundreds of new schools needed in Victoria in the coming decade, how will they meet future student and community needs? Australia will need an estimated 400 to 750 new schools to accommodate 650,000 additional students...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Benjamin Cleveland, Associate Professor Clare Newton and Isabella Bower
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Six road design changes that can save lives

Urbanisation is by and large a good thing, corresponding with steady declines in extreme poverty. More compact cities may also hold the key to a sustainable future. But this trend has come with a side effect: more...Read more
|1 comment|author: Schuyler Null, Anna Bray Sharpin and Paula Tanscheit

Building the prefab schools of the future

Prefab technology is driving the development of new classrooms in Australia that are a world away from the old “portables” you may remember. Access to schools with high-quality classrooms and safe learning environments is something every...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr David Heath and Dr Tharaka Gunawardena

Designing Australia’s largest school in Melbourne

Melbourne architects are transforming our schools, with a new inner-city learning precinct to teach children from kindergarten to university. When populations explode, meeting the community’s education needs is a challenge. As local schools reach bursting point,...Read more
|Comment|author: Sara Brocklesby

10 (+1) steps to a playable city

A recent blog by the Canadian urbanist, Jillian Glover identified the ten features she believes are the key to building child-friendly cities. Yet there is a glaring omission from the list: nowhere, even in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Urban planners urge for safe playgrounds

Research suggests that unstructured free play is critical to healthy child development. but there are no guarantees that any play area is truly safe. Therefore, urban planner Oksan Tandogan from Istanbul concluded that Turkish playgrounds...Read more
|Comment|author: Marketa Vesela