The Queensland Board for Urban Places was established by the Queensland Government in August 2009 to provide independent guidance and advice to the Government on urban design matters.
In aiming to ensure the best futures for Queensland places, the Board has recently produced a Charter that calls for a Queensland response to place making and identifies place making principles that are framed by a narrative addressing the fundamentals of place making and urban design in the context of Queensland. The key Principles espoused (and expanded on) in the Charter are:
Our places embody our values and our uniqueness;
Our places are for people and about people;
Our places are ecosystems that we respect and nurture;
Our places value our natural landscapes and waterways
Our place experiences are enhanced by what we build and the spaces within and between
Our places are connected, accessible and contribute to the surrounding neighbourhoods
Our places are shaped by design, our shared responsibility and our management
The Charter is intended for all Queenslanders: those who shape the environment; those who seek to make, use or understand Queensland places.
The Charter is the foundation document in an intended suite of future Board publications. These will include a Tool Box providing a comprehensive interactive checklist for all phases of design, development and evaluation, as well as reports and advice on procurement processes and capacity building.
Also in UDFQ 92: December 2010:
- National Spotlight on Urban Design
- Melbourne Place-making Series
- QUDAL Celebrates 10 years
- Vale CABE?
- Integrating Heritage and Modern Design
- What Have Fridges and Washing Machines Got To Do With Improving Housing Quality?
- Using 3D Game Engine Technology
- Knowledge Hubs, Innovation Precincts, Technology Parks, Employment Centres
- Urban Dreaming: Australian Cities For The Future
- Who Has Trump Cards and Who’s Bluffing? The Age Old Sydney-Melbourne Rivalry
- US Leads Way To Communities of The Future
- Shaping The Future
- CABE Celebrates Vintage Year For English Housing
- Conferences, etc