Category Archives: Urban Design

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Vital resource to help maintain and protect waterways

Council has released its Water Sensitive Urban Design Streetscape Planning and Design Package (WSUD Streetscape Package). The WSUD Streetscape Package is relevant to engineers, architects, planners and other professionals seeking guidance on best practice stormwater management techniques and devices when designing and planning in urban areas. Stormwater run-off from urban areas is recognised as a […]

Have your say on the new Brisbane Streetscape Design Guidelines

The Brisbane community is being given the chance to have their say on Brisbane City Council’s new Brisbane Streetscape Design Guidelines when they go out for public exhibition from this Friday October 8 2010. The guidelines, which will replace Council’s Centres Detail Design Manual, provide advice on Council requirements for public footway upgrades to a […]

Little Roma Street Revitalisation complete

The revitalisation of Little Roma Street is one of the key projects of the Vibrant Laneways and Small Spaces initiative and is part of Council’s commitment to enriching the city centre experience and planning for a growing CBD. Specifically, the Vibrant Laneways and Small Spaces initiative is designed to transform overlooked and forgotten spaces within […]

Popular City Laneway Gets a Facelift

An historic CBD laneway is getting a facelift as Brisbane City Council gets underway with improvements that will deliver benefits to nearby businesses, residents and visitors to Brisbane.  Brisbane City Council will transform Burnett Lane, located between Albert Street and George Street, into a unique cosmopolitan destination.  The lane has a rich history dating back […]

The New York High Line

By Dou Ribu, Urban Designer, Brisbane City Council In ever-changing, highly urbanised environments where space to live, work and play are at a premium, there is a need to constantly reconfigure our cities to increase capacity to accommodate for growth and demand.  This places significant pressures on the elements that many only view as symbols […]


A forgotten CBD laneway has become a creative canvas for one emerging local designer as part of Brisbane City Council’s Vibrant Laneways and Small Spaces ‘Inhabit’ Program.

Construction Starts at Banyo Shops

Construction on the streetscape improvement project for Banyo shops on St Vincent’s Road will start in February 2010.

Melbourne’s Rebecca Walk

Rebecca Walk is defined by its built form: the precinct consists of 16 tenancies in architecturally-designed retail/service demountable pods, all opening out onto Batman Park and the Yarra River.