GOD help us: Greenspace Oriented Development
– an alternative strategy for urban densification in suburban cities
12:30-1:30pm, Monday 6th November
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
Communities often regard ‘Business As Usual’ urban densification as an assault on the suburban dream. In response, this presentation stakes out the potential of Greenspace Oriented Development (GOD) in which urban density is correlated with upgraded green spaces with reasonable access to public transport. These parks will provide the amenity – otherwise offered by suburban backyards – to adjacent residents living in medium density infill development. Through such strategies, GOD offers a 21st century model for urban densification that aligns with the lifestyle aspirations of Australasia’s suburban residents. GOD help us!
Background reading on Green-oriented Development
Complementary to transit-oriented development, greenspace-oriented development builds upon the now well-recognised array of benefits of green spaces for urban dwellers. Most importantly, it underpins approaches to making our cities more sustainable and liveable.
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