April 2020 Urban Beat

A home of your own with enough room to host a barbecue and for the kids to roam. It’s a dream many still aspire to despite our growing population and changing lifestyles. So how can we make apartment living more appealing?

CAUL-Hub researcher Dr Cristina Ramalho says a planning strategy known as Greenspace-Orientated Development could help increase density in Australian suburbs. The strategy focuses on redesigning parks so that they can deliver more socio-ecological benefits to residents living in surrounding units and apartments.

The strategy is featured in the latest issue of Urban Beat which looks at how urban design can shape better cities for people and for biodiversity. You’ll also read about a new navigation platform mapping cooler routes, how we can improve the air we breathe, and opportunities to intertwine Aboriginal ecological knowledge into green urban design. 

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