31 Jul '12, 1am

On the relationship between @gbcaus's @GSCommunities tool and AGIC's Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) tool

Until now, urban planning and development has tended to focus on ‘hard infrastructure’ - roads and railways, ports, power and telecommunications, water and waste. Certainly, sustainability considerations have had significant implications for the design and operation of hard infrastructure through improved public transport networks, management of storm water and sewerage systems, and the conservation of energy and water. However, a city is much more than its hard infrastructure. Cities are social as well as physical environments. ‘Soft infrastructure’ such as health, education and employment services, recreation and cultural facilities – essentially, the infrastructure that facilitates social relationships – are just as vital. Urban planning and design must integrate these elements and incorporate both the soft and hard infrastructure to create communities that are truly su...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-news/cities-and-communit...

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