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Books on Placemaking and urban design we refer to in this website.

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The Green City: Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs (PDF 35.9 KB)

Recommended Reading on Urban Design and Placemaking

AIA. (2009). Architect Finder. Retrieved October 27, 2009, from American Institute of Architects:

AILA. (n.d.). Landscape Architecture in Australia. Retrieved October 27, 2009, from australian institute of landscape architects :

Aexander, C., Neis, A., Anninon, A., & King, I. (1987). A New Theory of Urban Design, New York. New York: Oxford University Press.

Aurand, M. (2009). The Charette. Retrieved October 2, 2009, from

Bentley, I., McGlynn, S., Smith, G., Alcock, A., & Murrain, P. (1985). Responsive Environments. London: Architectural Press.

Brisbane City Council. (2006). Our Shared Vision - Living in Brisbane 2026. Brisbane: Brisbane City Council.

Buchanan, P. (2009). Retrieved November 16, 2009, from RUDI:

CABE. (2004). Creating Succesful Master Plans. London: CABE.

altaltCalthorpe, P. (1993). The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream. Berkely: Princeton Architectural Press.

CNU. (1993). Charter of New Urbanism. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from CNU: (1997 - 2007). About CNU. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from CNU:

Commonwealth Government. (1994). Urban Design in Australia: report by the Prime Minister's Urban Design Taskforce. Canberra: Government Printer.

Department of Housing. (2007, August). Kelvin Grove Urban Village Design Guidelines. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from

Gehl, J. (2010). Cities for People. Island Press. USA Read book review here.

Gehl, J. (2006). New City Life. Copenhagen: The Danish Architectural Press.

Hassell. (2007, May). 109 Central Precinct . Brisbane: Department of State Development.

Institute of Place Management. (2009). What is Place Management. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Institute of Place Management:

altaltJacobs, A. (1993). Great Streets. London: MIT Press.

Katz, P. (1994). The New Urbanism: toward an architecture of community. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Llewelyn-Davies. (2000). Urban Design Compendium. London: English Partnerships.

Lynch, K. (1960). The Image of the City. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Lynch, K., & Hack, G. (1984). Site Planning. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Meades, J. (1998 Dec/Jan). Paradise Lost? Perspectives on Architecture .

Ministry for Environment. (1998 - 2009). Do the groundwork first. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Ministry for Environment:

Ministry for the Environment. (2005). Urban Design Protocol. Wellington: Ministry for the Environment.

Ministry of the Environment. (2006). Urban Design Toolkit. Wellington: Ministery of the Environment.

Motloch, J. (2001). Introduction to Landscape Design. Sydney: John Wiley & Sons.

Nozzi, D. (n.d.). A Collection of Urban Design Quotes. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from Wlakable Streets:

Parkyn, N., & Meeda, B. (2001). Graphics in Urban Design. London: Thomas Telford Limited.

PIA. (2005). About Planning. Retrieved October 27, 2009, from Planning Institute of Australia:

PIA. (2005). About Planning. Retrieved October 27, 2009, from Planning Institute of Australia:

PIA et al. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2009, from Healthy Spaces and Places:

Planning Institute of Australia. (2005). Urban Design Chapter. Retrieved September 25, 2009, from Planning Institute of Australia:

Queensland Transport. (2009, July). Varsity Station Village Master Plan. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from Varsity Station Village:

Roam, D. (2009). Back of the Napkin. London: Marshall Cavendish.

Roy Morgan. (2007). Roy Morgan Value Cross. Retrieved October 2009, 10, from Roy Morgan:

RTA. (1999). Beyond the Pavement. Sydney: Roads and Transit Authority NSW.

RUDI. (2009). Placemkaing 2009. London: RUDI.

Southbank Corporation. (2009). About Southbank Corporation. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from

The Hornery Institute & Hassell. (2004, August). Kelvin Grove Urban Village Integrated Master Plan Report. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Government + QUT.

Think (1999-2009). James Castle Quotes. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from Think, G. (2002). S.A.D. = Sustainable And Delightful: a designer's guide to sustainable site planning. Brisbane: QUT.

Tibbalds, F. (2001). Making People Friendly Towns. New York: Spon press.UDAL (QLD). (2003).

Agenda for Urban Quality. Brisbane: UDAL (QLD).Urban Design Group. (2003).

About the Urban Design Group. Retrieved September 30, 2009, from Urban Design Group: Intiatives. (2003).

The Councillor's Guide to Urban Design. London: CABE.

USA Department of Transport. (2008). Highway History. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from Federal High Administrration:

Waits, M., & Fulton, W. (2003). Which Way Scottsdale. Tempe: The Morrison Institute. 

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