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Creating Places for People is a collaborative commitment to best practice urban design in Australia. It is championed by peak community and professional organisations, businesses and all three levels of government.

Urban design is both a process and an outcome of creating localities in which people live, engage with each other, and engage with the physical place around them.Creating Places for People does not take a one size fits all approach. It provides broad principles that take into account the unique characteristics of a location, people’s enjoyment, experience and health; and encourages excellence and collaboration in the design and custodianship of urban places.


The urban design protocol is referenced in sustainability rating tools for the built environment, including Green Star-Communities PILOT (Green Building Council of Australia, GBCA) and Infrastructure Sustainability (Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, ISCA).

Already nearly 50 organisations have pledged to be champions of the urban design protocol. The actions that we all take will, together, make a significant difference to the quality of our towns and cities. We encourage others to become champions as well.


Last modified: August 27, 2015