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PROJECTS | Something finished, something new


With this post we are pleased to announce the completion of the second volume of the ISUF2013 conference proceedings, Urban form at the edge: proceedings from ISUF2013. Volume 2. It is now available for download from Issuu together with the first volume. This volume includes 14 papers presenting the work of urban morphology researchers and scholars globally. Urban morphology as a field of study has developed primarily in Europe and North America, and more recently emerging as a recurrent topic in China and South America. As a counterpoint to this centric view, the ISUF 2013 conference explored aspects of ‘urban form at the edge’. In particular, the conference examined ‘off centre areas’ such as India, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Australasia which require innovative approaches to the study of traditional, as well as post-colonial and contemporary, morphologies. Broader interpretations of urban form at the edge focus on minor centres and suburbia, with their developing and transilient character; edge cities and regional centres; and new technologies and approaches that are developing alongside established methods, tools and theories of urban morphology. Harbinger’s Linda Carroli worked on both volumes of the conference proceedings with co-editors Professor Paul Sanders and Dr Mirko Guaralda of QUT’s School of Design.

Also, Linda has been invited to join the Dementia Friendly Communities (DFC) Consumer Advisory Group as part of an Alzheimer’s Australia project. Alzheimer’s Australia is establishing a national Dementia Friendly Communities (DFC) program to be delivered over several years. The project will result in a community driven collaborative approach to reducing stigma and social isolation associated with dementia through support for dementia-friendly communities. The purpose of the DFC Consumer Advisory Group is to provide input and advice on the development of the National Dementia Friends Program and the National Community Resource Hub.

Alzheimer’s Australia has been producing innovative and important work addressing dementia friendly communities for some time with valuable resources available online, including resources for local government, business and community. Dementia friendly communities enable people living with dementia to remain living independently or with additional support at home.


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