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.


Latest News

“Public Health is Everyone’s Business”

This is the popular catch-phrase of Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health.  It is our experience that a partnership approach drives the best improvements in the health and wellbeing of people and communities. The South Australian Public Health Act 2011 makes Councils responsible for creating Regional Public Health [...]
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Renewing an Artery in the Heart of the City

It is great to see the upgrade of Gawler Place by the City of Adelaide fully operational in time for the pre and post-Christmas shopping period. Around 25,000 people move between North Terrace and Grenfell Street via Gawler Place every day.  It is a busy strip in the heart of the Rundle Mall Precinct where [...]
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‘Codifying’ Heritage and Character

The management of heritage and character in the draft Planning & Design Code has proven to be one of the more contentious elements of planning reform. At URPS, we have always believed that preserving and enhancing the built-form heritage of a city with complementary new buildings is an exciting part of urban development.  The great [...]
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Welcome Billsy!

We are excited to announce that David Bills has joined URPS as an Associate Director. David joins our growing team with over 20 years’ experience as a planner. David is a trusted and highly skilled senior practitioner with extensive knowledge and expertise in large complex statutory proposals, major project facilitation, strategic planning, greenfield and infill [...]
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