URPS is a dynamic
and diverse firm
of urban and
regional planners.


Whether we are facilitating a multi-storey mixed-use building close to the city, investigating policy options for job creation or engaging with people about changes in our climate, our focus remains on shaping great communities.


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When Protecting a View, Be Clear About What You Are Looking At

Some Development Plans include provisions that seek to protect specific views.  But they are not always as clear as they could be about what constitutes the views being protected. We have recently been involved in an ERD Court hearing where the primary focus was whether a proposed development in North Adelaide would have an unreasonable [...]
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Glenelg – Not Alone as a Great Place for Apartment Living

Unlike much of suburban Adelaide, Glenelg has traditionally embraced apartment living. Its coastal setting, access to recreational facilities, bustling retail strip and easy access to the city via tram and bus, have made it a popular place to live. This is set to continue via the 2017 Ministerial DPA which increases opportunities for higher density [...]
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The Location. The Challenge. The Success.

Space is at a premium in many Melbourne neighbourhoods characterised by highly urbanised, cheek-by-jowl buildings.  Heritage is also a significant component of inner Melbourne’s attractiveness that provides an additional layer of complexity when undertaking development. Design excellence is required to deliver outcomes that are sensitive to existing heritage fabric, responds to the physical constraints of [...]
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How Many Planners Does it Take to Build a House?

Special thanks to all those who sponsored the building materials for Grazio and Marcus’ construction efforts in Cambodia recently. Habitat for Humanity mobilises families, volunteers and corporate partners to build housing for low-incomes households across the world.  They believe that a decent home provides an important foundation for families to be healthier, happier and more [...]
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