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Remedies for Obese-City: CS1021

Caroline Stalker
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:43:55

This talk was recorded live at the Healthy Cities Conference in Brisbane, 2010.

Australia’s major cities are ‘obese’ in their excessive consumption of natural resources. Caroline Stalker, director of the Architectus Brisbane office, describes the benefits of Landscape Oriented Development, or LOD. She believes LOD is the solution to the failures of Transit Oriented Development, or TOD. 

Caroline describes a variety of projects, such as the replanning of Hasting Street, Noosa, and the new master-plan for James Cook University, in Townsville, to demonstrate how urban design can reconnects the urban population to the environment and cure Australia’s obese cities.

  • Have knowledge of a specific sustainable approach to urban planning and the factors that need to be considered to produce a successful urban design.
  • Recognise that quality sustainable urban planning is the result of a holistic, considered approach, which goes well beyond the simple placement of buildings, roads and parks to the consideration of how the inhabitants will live and move within the environment.
  • Understand that the aspirations of building users and the community are crucial to the success of sustainable development and planning.
  • Recognise that density and proximity to public transportation do not solve environmental consumption alone.
  • Possess knowledge of numerous projects where the principles of Landscape Oriented Development have been applied. 
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

    Director architectus, Brisbane

    Registered Architect, QLD
    Graduate Diploma of Urban Design, QUT
    Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), UQ
    Bachelor of Design Studies, UQ
    Member of the Australian Institute of Architects, Member of UDAL
    Member of the State of Queensland Board for Urban Places

    Caroline has a particular commitment to delivering outstanding design quality and her work has won both Planning Institute of Australia and Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards.

    An architect with a passion for urban design, Caroline’s professional background encompasses major project work throughout Queensland and in the UK over more than 20 years. Her experience ranges from key public space design and public buildings through to the master planning of centres, public institutions and environmentally sustainable new communities.


    • Bluewater Quay Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
    • Hastings Street Streetscape, Noosa, Queensland
    • King George Square Structures, Brisbane, Queensland
    • Southport Broadwater, Southport, Queensland
    • James Cook University ‘Discovery Rise’ Sustainable Community
    • Evandale Cultural Precinct
    • Maritime Simulation Centre
    • Caloundra Events Centre
    • Master Plan for Mixed Density Residential Development near Coomera
    • Atherton Community Hub
    • Central Queensland Sustainable Community Master Plan
    • Kawana Town Centre Master Plan
    • Mackay Wharf Precinct and Interface Master Plan
    • Caboolture Town Centre

    • Planning Institute of Australia Award, Thuringowa Climatically Responsive Housing Design;
    • Royal Australian Institute of Architects Award Architecture Award, Spring Hill Studios;
    • Royal Australian Planning Institute award, Urban Renewal Community Design Project