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by Prince George
Fri May 18, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Vision : Adelaide As Next IT Hub
Replies: 22
Views: 6794

Re: Vision : Adelaide As Next IT Hub

The Innovyz program is hugely exciting. The quality of people that they are getting involved as mentors and support for the companies that will be coming over is genuinely astonishing: from senior people at companies like Microsoft, representatives of venture capital firms, to CEOs, CFOs, and founde...
by Prince George
Wed May 16, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1655
Views: 281162

[COM] Re: PRO: Victoria Square Upgrade

Is this essentially the same masterplan from 18 or so months ago? Wayno , the one that you and I went to the public meeting about? If so, people shouldn't underestimate how much work and thought the designers had put in to try to solve the problem of on the one hand improving access by foot to a pub...
by Prince George
Tue May 15, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Only in Adelaide? Hardly!
Replies: 74
Views: 48168

Re: Only in Adelaide? Hardly!

It's a story we're all too familiar with - a property owner seeking permission to build on their own land has been blocked for more than 30 years by complaining neighbours. But while that may sound like a very Adelaide story, the names in this one are rather more famous the likes of Con Makris or An...
by Prince George
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Planning & Building Regulations
Replies: 147
Views: 47817

Just how big, or small, could a house be?

With the debates about whether or not apartments of size X are big enough to be acceptable as student accomodation, or whether they're dog boxes that will be future slums etc etc, I noticed this article from Vancouver: Could you squeeze into a tiny home? SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Imagine living in a tiny h...
by Prince George
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Carparks
Replies: 69
Views: 11168

Re: City Street Parking

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, A Meter So Expensive, It Creates Parking Spots SAN FRANCISCO — The maddening quest for street parking is not just a tribulation for drivers, but a trial for cities. As much as a third of the traffic in some areas has been attributed to drivers circling as they hunt for s...
by Prince George
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: Portland, home of the TOD
Replies: 29
Views: 12959

Re: Portland, home of the TOD

A different take on Portland's changing development patterns: Is Portland Becoming A Bedroom Community For Its Suburbs? . The tl;dr version - Portland has been successful at bringing residential development back to the downtown areas, but major employers remain rooted in the office parks of the subu...
by Prince George
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Continuing influence of the SDA union on SA politics.
Replies: 81
Views: 19972

Re: Continuing influence of the SDA union on SA politics.

What I don't follow about this analysis is: if the SDA is running the show, why does Mike Rann get to thumb his nose at them and set his own timetable to leave office? Other than Mike Rann, who could possibly benefit from making Jay Weatherill look like a sidelined minor player, or like a younger br...
by Prince George
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Dark goings-on in Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 3625

Re: Dark goings-on in Canberra

Well, I trust we were all watching Media Watch this evening. Propagating stories that even Andrew Bolt has to step away from on legal advice doesn't do you any credit SJ.
by Prince George
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: "Social Life of Small Urban Places"
Replies: 4
Views: 2637

Re: "Social Life of Small Urban Places"

BTW, the narrator (William Whyte) is the spiritual father of the Project for Public Spaces. I've had the chance to read his book City: rediscovering the center, which was both full of solid factual research and written in an egaging manner, much like the narration he gives in this short film.
by Prince George
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
Replies: 4475
Views: 684752

[COM] Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment Thread - Now Includes Poll!

<picture of rainy oval> Enough said. Adelaide Oval currently has very poor cover for spectators compared to other stadiums. That's not really an adequate explanation. I was at the game, sitting in the well attended Chappell stands. Directly opposite us was the half empty western stand - the north-m...
by Prince George
Tue May 24, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3118
Views: 575406

Re: New Retail in the CBD

We heard that this was happening a while ago, but it actually happened rather quietly - Giant Bicycles have opened a flagship store , their first in Australia, in Hindmarsh Square. GLOBAL bicycle maker and retailer Giant Bicycles has opened its first Australian store - in Adelaide. Located on the gr...
by Prince George
Mon May 23, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m
Replies: 1461
Views: 381343

[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre, Casino & Riverbank Developme

SkyCity's president of international business, Ejaaz Dean, said the $250 million casino redevelopment would include a boutique hotel component to avoid "leakage" of spending by its valued international high rollers. That is to say, they don't want money going to any other business in the city when ...
by Prince George
Mon May 23, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Flux 2011 - Aus & NZ student architecture congress
Replies: 0
Views: 3594

Flux 2011 - Aus & NZ student architecture congress

From the 6th to the 9th of July, the Uni of Adelaide and Uni SA are hosting an architecture student congress. A number of speakers will be coming, but sadly it doesn't seem to include any public program.

http://www.flux2011.com/
by Prince George
Mon May 23, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1622
Views: 422480

Re: CBD Development: Low/Mid-Rise

The Whitmore Square affordable eco-housing project has a 6-page write-up in the current issue of Architecture Australia. The author (Rachel Hurst from UniSA's architecture school) spends quite a bit of time discussing it in terms of Le Corbussier's Unité d'Habitation , both how it reflects and diffe...
by Prince George
Wed May 18, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
Replies: 4475
Views: 684752

[COM] Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment Thread - Now Includes Poll!

wowza! is that really $1200 per resident. With our population of 23 million people that equates to $2.76b dollars! I'd like to see a detailed breakdown of those numbers. I bet it's something like 20% of our population are responsible for 80% of losses. "net spending in the country’s legal forms of ...