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Tiny houses need a place to park in the Victorian planning system

Tiny houses need a place to park

March 25, 2018

Tiny houses are the ‘next big thing’. Or so we’ve been told for the past five years. For the sake of this article, given there is no exact definition on the specific size of a tiny house, I consider a tiny house to be an independent single bedroom/bathroom/kitchenette dwelling of less than 50 square metres….

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Kara Heald, Senior Landscape Architect, Property Council Mentorship Programme

Property Council Mentorship Programme

February 19, 2018

Through my early career I had gained the benefits of both informal and formal mentorship.  This came informally through senior colleagues and managers with whom I had developed a positive relationship both professionally and personally.  These relationships developed without there ever being mention of mentorship, but in hindsight those colleagues and managers filled the role…

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Community Planning in US

Community Planning in the USA

December 19, 2017

In September this year I was provided with a unique opportunity to participate in the United States International Visitor Leadership program (IVLP). The program was designed for four young leaders across Australia to explore Green Building Technology and Community Planning across USA. The program itinerary included Washington DC, Pensacola, Florida, Denver and Boulder, Colorado &…

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AILA National Conference presenter Fiona Robbe, specialist in designing for children

2017 AILA Conference – The 3rd City

November 28, 2017

By Andrew Partos  The 2017 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) ‘Festival of Landscape Architecture’ conference was held at the Sydney Passenger Terminal over 3 days in Mid-October. AILA’s conference theme was the ‘Third City’. This theme was both vested in the emerging Sydney metropolitan typology: a ‘third city’ being built across the Cumberland Plain beyond…

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Bridge Road, Richmond

City of Yarra Adopts Bridge Road Masterplan

November 27, 2017

The City of Yarra adopted the Bridge Road Streetscape Masterplan last week following a collaborative effort between Hansen Partnership, City of Yarra, and a number of key stakeholders in the preparation of the Masterplan. Bridge Road is designated as a Major Activity Centre (Plan Melbourne 2017-50) and is located within Richmond, an inner city suburb…

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Bangkok streetscape integrating public open space, pedestrian and transport access.

Bangkok Urban Challenges Equal Design Opportunities

November 21, 2017

Hope is the central tenet of landscape architecture discourse. As an active practitioner in the Design industry, positivity is a (if I may borrow a famous terminology from the planning school of thought) ‘mandatory’ requirement, as design and its manifestation seek only to find and create good in place, space and people. This was primarily…

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Nightingale 3 by Austin Maynard Architects

News – Nightingale 3 (NG3.0) Wins at VCAT

November 8, 2017

Hansen Partnership are pleased to confirm that the latest Nightingale Housing project  (NG3.0) by Austin Maynard Architects at 209 Sydney Road, Brunswick, has been granted planning approval by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). The Nightingale Housing model is an important deliberative housing alternative in that it “…supports, educates and advocates for the delivery of designer…

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2017 IFLA Asia-Pac Award Winner

The Small Australian Project Making An International Splash

November 6, 2017

Hansen Partnership’s MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail, for Parks Victoria, will be recognised at the upcoming International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 10th IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture (LA) Awards at a gala dinner in Bangkok in November. Hansen’s project, MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail, located in the Grampians National Park in Victoria,  received an Outstanding Award for…

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Gerhana Waty at the 2017 IFLA Asia-Pac Awards

Australian Best Practice Recognised at International Awards

November 6, 2017

Hansen Partnership was recognised at the  International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 10th IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture (LA) Awards at a gala dinner in Bangkok in November, as part of the 2017 IFLA Asia Pacific Congress. The Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Strategy  received an Award of Excellence in the Analysis & Master Planning category. The project…

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map of melbourne

Doing It Differently – PIA Vic Symposium Overview

October 17, 2017

Last Friday, as a senior planner at Hansen Partnership, I had the welcome opportunity to join my fellow industry peers at the Planning Institute of Australia’s Victorian symposium: Doing It Differently. Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate PIA and in particular the conveners (and support team) for a thought provoking and…

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