Social Planning More Important than Ever

Caro Mader is our newest social planner and Associate Director at URPS. Caro is a highly experienced social planner, community development practitioner and university lecturer. She is a leader in the fields of social policy and strategy development, community participation and citizenship, social research and community engagement. During her lengthy career in local government, Caro […]

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“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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A Winning Approach

Connecting People to Place – An age Friendly Way Finding Strategy recently won the 2019 AITPM Excellence Award.  The peak industry accolade in the Traffic and Transport industry, this award recognises professional excellence, encouraging innovation and practices that challenge the standard way that industry approaches their services. Excellence and innovation are standard practice for URPS […]

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Forget Me Not

Many of us have a close relative or friend who is struggling with dementia. Despite dementia being the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians and the second most common underlying cause of death, people often know little about it.  This is especially true for young people. In an article titled “Forget Me Not […]

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Our Newest Social Planner

We are very excited to welcome Edoardo Rosso to URPS.  Edoardo has a PhD in social sciences (Social Geography) and extensive experience in research and aged care.  He has worked with UniSA, as well as aged care providers ECH Inc. and Helping Hand Aged Care. As a Research Fellow in the Division of Health Sciences […]

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Congratulations Angela Hazebroek

It’s not every day that we celebrate the elevation of one of our own to Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.  Today is such a day with Angela Hazebroek receiving this honour at the PIA SA Awards for Excellence 2018. Angela’s achievements as a planner are almost too long to list, but we’ve […]

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