Source: 'Adelaide is one of the world's great small cities and an Aussie leader in future liveability', Minister Anthony Albanese MP, The Advertiser, 26 October 2012 "MEN come together in cities in order to live," Aristotle said, "but they remain there in order to ...Read More


The Collaborative City exhibition has been a chance for people to see a cross section and summary of the work that's gone in to the Integrated Design Strategy since funding was first announced in early 2010. Since we opened our ...Read More


Infrastructure is what we call the stuff that powers and supports everyday life. Schools, hospitals, roads and rail, trams and buses, airports and sea ports. But it's also our 'green' infrastructure like our parks and waterways. Increasingly, the cables, routers ...Read More


Churchill said that failing to plan was about planning to fail. Adelaide's 30 Year Plan is about making sure we don't fail to plan for the right sort of growth in to the future. And if the 30 Year Plan is ...Read More

48 University of Adelaide Plant Accelerator®

Essay by Joanne Cys and Christine Garnaut, University of South Australia Featured in Design South Australia, published by the Integrated Design Commission SA in association with Wakefield Press. Increasingly, the contribution of design to economic, social, environmental and cultural endeavour is being acknowledged ...Read More

36 River Torrens Bridge

Essay by Tanya Court, University of Adelaide Featured in Design South Australia, published by the Integrated Design Commission SA in association with Wakefield Press. Considered responses to the historic and ongoing pressures of our natural and built environments form a backdrop to the ...Read More


I was asked to speak at the Art Gallery of South Australia’s SA Illustrated exhibition on the place for illustration. It seemed a great chance to explore the lost art of illustration in urban settings, and to use some contemporary ...Read More


Thursdays state budget brought home the reality of shifting financial circumstances for South Australia. Along with a number of difficult decisions, the Treasurer announced that the Integrated Design Commission will cease in 2013. This means the work of the Commission will ...Read More


Was Barrio a design outcome? Was it event? Theatre set? Part of the city? And are there lessons in the temporary in thinking about Adelaide’s built environment? Sure, it’s not high style design. It’s not about permanent footings or edifice. But ...Read More


Stepping inside the doors of Adelaide's Jam Factory, heat surges towards you from the ground floor glass studio. In the glare of shimmering furnaces molten baubles drip, turn and stretch. The ambient noise of the studio floor is so great ...Read More