The way we build our towns and cities affects everyone and has a profound impact on the way we live our lives. Designed well, they can positively affect our lives and the well-being of all people and communities. In Australia, the impact of an increasing population and climate change raise challenges for everyone’s future, and means that getting it right is a responsibility we must all share.
Prince’s Trust Australia’s is committed to helping people and communities create better places to live by showcasing new exemplar developments and championing sustainable urbanism through education and training programs. Prince’s Trust Australia aims to inspire developers, builders, governments and design professionals to be a leaders in sustainable place making and community building.
Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow
A presentation and panel discussion series to be held across Australia aimed at discussing the importance of sustainable urbanism and place-making in managing our built environment.
Each 'Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow' event will showcase successful development projects from Australia and the United Kingdom, including the 'Prince’s Terrace Adelaide’, followed by a panel discussion with local industry professionals.
Each event will be an ideal networking opportunity and we encourage students, industry professionals and the general public to attend!
The Prince's Quarter Glebe
Prince’s Trust Australia is currently working in partnership with NSW Government - Land and Housing Corporation and the Department of Planning Industry and Environment - on a sustainable housing development project in the inner Sydney suburb of Glebe.
This exciting new development will transform a 1,800 square metre site into a showcase housing project which delivers significant community benefits for Glebe and the inner Sydney area. This project will be sustainable, respect local character and create a mixed income community which includes social and affordable housing.
Plans for the project include the opportunity for a 300 square metre multi-purpose community facility and during the construction phase, there will be opportunities to partner with local education and support services which will help to create career pathways for young people.
Prince’s Trust Australia and the NSW government will engage in stakeholder and community consultations ahead of a planning proposal and development application to be submitted to City of Sydney Council in 2020.
Tradition plays an important role in developing and maintaining local character
Local character plays a critical role in the way we develop our built environment, manage our heritage and shape our communities. Local character also in influences our experience of a place. It creates place identity and familiarity but also diversity between our neighbourhoods, towns and cities.
Prince’s Trust Australia’s Director for Sustainable Communities, Justin Hewitt, recently contributed an article to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment E-Book ‘Local Character and Place Collection’, to read this and other great articles please click the link below.