Published: 27 July 2013
Aspects book of the month is Made in Australia: The future of Australian Cities by Richard Weller and Julian Bolleter.
How do you creatively plan for a population of 62 million by 2100? Australia's current major city planning frameworks only account for an extra 5.5 million people. Whether we want a 'Big Australia' or not, Australia's 21st century is likely to see rapid and continual growth — and if we want liveable, high functioning cities and regional centres we need to think outside the box.
Richard Weller and Julian Bolleter (Australian Urban Design Research Centre) offer optimistic and creative solutions for the future with one imperative: what we build this century will make or break our country.
Richard Weller is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, and was previously Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and of design firm Room 4.1.3. He is currently the Martin and Margy Myerson Professor of Urbanism and the Chair of Landscape Architecture based at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Dr Julian Bolleter is an Assistant Professor at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia. His role at the AUDRC includes teaching a master's program in urban design and conducting urban design research and design projects.
Made in Australia is available in-store and online.