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UWA BOOK ABOUT PERTH FREIGHT LINK

Posted in city of fremantle, perth freight link, roe 8 highway, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2017

 

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UWA Publishing are in the process of editing a book about the Roe 8 highway/Perth Freight Link, and the huge community protest.

University of Western Australia’s Andrea Gaynor, Philip Jennings and Professor Peter Newman are doing all the work, so stay tuned for the book that should be out by November, just in time for Christmas presents.

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TRANSFORMING OUR CITY

Posted in fremantle, future, local government, perth, planning by freoview on April 1, 2015

Fifty artists, 42 city walls and 18 international ‘change makers” will come to Perth for the PUBLIC 2015 symposium that will transform the city.

Large-scale artworks will be created during PUBLIC 2015 that will run from April 10-19. The International symposium will explore the value of creativity in building dynamic spaces and will have international speakers from the arts, architecture, urban planning, technology and philantropy.

This will be very interesting in the light of the just released UWA-Factbase for the Committee of Perth-Fremantle section by Veronica Hudleston.

Hudleston writes that city planning “needs to be on maintaining a unique set of advantages and attributes that attract and retain population.” She also warns that population growth should not happen at all cost, but that we should be planning and developing a desired demographic structure rather than the simplistic pursuit of growth.

Hudleston also mentions that the City of Fremantle already has a relatively higher level of population density and that East Fremantle is one of the highest population densities in the Perth metro area.

While the Perth metro had an increase of population of 29.3 per cent, Fremantle only managed 8.2 per cent in the period from 2001-2011.

I am looking forward to the PUBLIC 2015 sympsosium!

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HOW GOOD OR BAD IS OUR CITY PLANNING

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 27, 2014

City planner and architect Linley Lutton is providing a short course of four lectures over four weeks on city planning as part of the UWA Winter Extension program. The aim is to help the community to understand what good city planning is and why major city planning failures occur. This will help people to be better informed when confronted with contentious planning proposals in their neighbourhoods. You do not need any previous understanding of city planning to take part in the course.

Linley was on Fremantle’s Design Advisory Committee until he resigned from it late last year because he was not happy with the process.

Linley will be using some examples of poor city planning in Perth to reinforce planning principles. Elizabeth Quay and other Perth planning failures form part of my presentation. No doubt Fremantle will also get a mention during Linley’s lectures, so it will be very interesting to get to hear from an expert what is good and bad about the way we plan our cities.

If you are interested in enrolling then simply follow the link below to see an outline of the four week course:

http://issuu.com/uwaextension/docs/winter_2014_uwa_extension_links

ESSENTIAL TO GET BUILDINGS RIGHT

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 15, 2011

While all of Fremantle is talking about new development, building heights, and medium to high density housing, a report by the UWA School of Population should send a warning to all involved in the planning that to get it right is essential for our city.

The report states that while there are benefits in increased density it is easy to get it wrong. Building design, cultural make-up, location, and the quality of neighbourhood were important factors to consider.

Experts say the challenge is to create well designed buildings that are still affordable, and warn for possible crime and antisocial behaviour, when people are subjected to noise and traffic in an high density living environment.

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