Planning

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Civic Planning

Planning is something everybody does. Planning seems to have been on a journey to find itself within the academic and societal structures within our society from when we’ve starred to develop plans for our town and cities. I had been the domain of other professions like Architecture, Engineering and even an Administrative arm of some …

Common Planning Elements

What is the natural ‘hit list’ of themes / topics of planning? I think it should cover: Built Environment Heights, building mass, density, layout, character, road types, road surfaces, character. Natural Environment Water courses, parks, open spaces, recreation areas, character. Social Environment Social nodes, business activity areas, cultural facilities, entertainment districts, character. Transport Environment Road …

Online Course

This is an introduction to Civic Planning and HOPSCA. HOPSCA is known to be a combination of Hotels, Offices, Park-lands, Shopping, Convention Centre and Apartments and this introductory course is intended to make better understand it’s context within civic planning.

Banham, Reyner. “The New Brutalism.” Architectural Review 118 (December 1955).

Banham, Reyner. “The New Brutalism.” Architectural Review 118 (December 1955).   An ‘ism’ be defined by style or movement. But when does the level of participation and its rules or a manifesto be goverened by a reinterpretation of a timely style and its influence on others. I will be critiquing Brutalism from its beginnings, how …

Tafuri, Manfredo, and Francesco Dal Co. “Between Nationalism and Populism.” In Modern Architecture. London: Faber, 1986, 1976.

Tafuri, Manfredo, and Francesco Dal Co. “Between Nationalism and Populism.” In Modern Architecture. London: Faber, 1986, 1976. The purism of a movement can be sustained by holding onto those ideals and language and at every opportunity create a positive reinforcement of that style. The international style is said to be unyielding in its elements. I …

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Urban Regional Planning is more than Development Applications. It’s about shaping the environment so that we can have sustainable infrastructure in terms of it’s people, places and society. The key to these is good planning and allowing growth.

HOPSCA? What is it?

Land uses are assigned or designated within a zonal system of land use management that allows for an efficient and orderly arrangement of compatible land uses, delivery of infrastructure (like EC for Emerging Community zones in City Plan (Brisbane City Council, 2014b)) and provide an interestingly diverse urban fabric that changes with the evolution of …