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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Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat

South Australia’s wine regions are clearly a magnet for tourists.  But the accommodation offering has not always been adequate to keep tourists in these regions for as long as possible, particularly given the relative ease of access to metropolitan Adelaide. A new tourist accommodation and function centre at McLaren Vale designed by Cox Architecture will [...]
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Community Engagement with Great Impact

Landscape architecture often has a great impact on public realm.  A great impact on public realm means a great impact on communities.  That is why community engagement is so important to successful landscape architecture. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects SA Awards have just been announced for 2020.  We are thrilled to see two projects [...]
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A Step Closer to Achieving the Vision for Glenside

Award winning Cedar Woods is helping to realise more of Glenside’s unique potential.  The latest cause for celebration is the recent State Planning Commission's approval of 62 two storey dwellings and associated open space and water sensitive urban design landscaped areas. In 2015, Cedar Woods was selected by the State Government to develop the 16.5 [...]
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Planning Policy Should Anticipate Replacement of Undesirable Development

Pragmatism often plays a role in planning, particularly development assessment.  For example, where undesirable development exists it is pragmatic to presume that replacement development that is less undesirable is a step in the right direction.  This type of rationale is applied to often embedded car parking shortfalls, as well as questions of land use and [...]
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