© Michael Coghlan Brisbane’s inner city is one of only a few places in the world where there is an industry in literally moving houses. This is because the traditional ‘Queenslander’, as it is called, is made of weatherboard, squats on stumps, and can be lifted intact onto the back of an articulated lorry and carted to its next location. The site of the former house and garden is typically replaced by a set of higher density townhouses, without much of a garden, or by a much larger dwelling and no garden at all. The result is that, over time, the character of these inner city areas is changing – and existing residents are unhappy. Under the headline ‘Good, bad and downright ugly of Brisbane development’ the writer Madonna King concludes that: ‘At the heart of the unrest is resentment over development applications being approved without any … (To read the full article, subscribe below)
Andrew is an experienced writer and facilitator working at the crossover between planning, public health and sustainability. With the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) he initiated the ongoing Reuniting Health With Planning programme, which has published a series of guides and reports, and included participants from more than 100 local authorities areas in England to examine how to create healthier places.
Andrew is an Associate of Living Space Project, an organisation that promotes the right of everyone to live in a clean, safe and healthy environment. He is also a technical writer for the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) and an Associate for the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU).
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