Open Space in Medium-Density Neighbourhoods
In 2012, I was a member of an international team that produced illustrated site-planning and design guidelines for medium-density housing. All were based on research findings.
My view was that the core guidelines document had rather “got lost” in the larger reports. Some of the detailed statutory planning material applied particularly to South-East Queensland and was not particularly relevant to other contexts.
The Council of Mayors of Southeast Queensland is keen to make this material widely available. Acknowledging their support for this project, I publish an abridged version here.
You can find copyright details in the Acknowledgements section of the report.
Thus, the document which you can download below includes the key considerations of the larger document.
I thank Clare Cooper Marcus, Andrea Young, Brendan Hurley, John Gaskell and Rebecca Bateman for their assistance with this project.