Thinking by Expertise - Environmental & community planning

A critical analysis of the coastal management act

Cape Town, South Africa

With the promulgation and enactment of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, a paradigm shift in coastal management has occurred in South Africa.

Markets: Water, Government
Expertise: Ports and terminals, Environmental and community planning

Moving beyond green buildings – a focus on greening our precincts

A photo of Aurecon's Lynnwood Bridge office

Martin Smith and Marni Punt attempt to define this latest wave of thinking about sustainable precincts; explore how to achieve greener precincts; and discuss the rating tools that are being developed to add value to the precinct concept.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Building sciences, Environmental and community planning, Sustainability

Impact of freight transportation on our cities

Freight train with cargo containers

Alex Pey of Aurecon discusses the potential impact of poor population growth planning on Australian capital cities and suggests major rail freight tunnels could be the answer to freight logistics problems.

Markets: Resources , Transport, Freight, logistics and infrastructure, Urban transport
Expertise: Urbanisation, Rail and rail systems, Environmental and community planning

Creating efficient, liveable cities

A picture of an Africa city

In this interview, Deon Pretorius, Aurecon’s Land Development Services Leader in Cape Town, describes some of the barriers to creating efficient cities as well as current trends and the solutions and innovations Aurecon is leveraging to help our clients ‘get it right’.

Markets: Government, Property
Expertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure, Urbanisation

Welcome to Aurecon’s ‘World-leading sports stadia’

The concept behind a sports stadium has come full circle, from a place to see your favourite athletes pitting their skills against competitors, to a modern Roman Colosseum where the public gather, clutching smart phones, for a multimedia and multi-sensorial experience!

This a field which Aurecon both works in and is passionate about. Our experts have built up extensive knowledge in this field through years of experience on some of the most iconic sports stadia ever created.

This new series will share our people’s latest insights on designing world-leading sports stadia, including the technical and commercial techniques that ensure game-changing sporting facilities.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Programme and project management, Sustainability

People profiles

Meet the Aurecon team who are committed to delivering world-leading sports stadia.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Programme and project management, Sustainability

The design of world-leading sports stadia

A thumbnail of a stadium

An exploration of the many technical and commercial techniques that interact to ensure the delivery of world-leading sports stadia.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Programme and project management, Sustainability

Project profiles

A collage of our projects

World-leading stadium design means thinking outside of the box to deliver innovative designs that maximise a stadium’s potential. Read more about some of Aurecon's world-leading stadia projects.

Markets: Property, Sports and leisure
Expertise: Building sciences, Building services, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Programme and project management, Sustainability

Mobility in urban environments

Biking in the city

Finding an optimal balance between community needs and economic benefits of the urban expressway.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Creating more compact bus terminals and interchanges

Christchurch Bus Exchange, New Zealand

Brian Smith, Aurecon’s Technical Leader, Transport, explains how more compact bus facilities can better fit within constrained city centre locations and make for improved integration of transport and land use.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

HUB-id projects

Optimising land use, operational efficiency, light rail system, integrated urban design

Markets: Construction, Government, Property, Transport, Land development
Expertise: Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure

360° Magazine - Transforming transport

In this issue of Aurecon’s 360° magazine, Transforming Transport looks at the complex issues around moving people and resources in a world experiencing massive population growth and urbanisation.

Markets: Property, Transport, Government
Expertise: Airports, Building sciences, Expertise, Building structures, Environmental and community planning, Land infrastructure, Programme and project management, Rail and rail systems

Open channels

Jane McTaggart, Aurecon

On major projects, expectations around communication are greater than ever — both internally and externally.

Expertise: Environmental and community planning, Programme and project management

Skilling up

The Government of Malawi's Income Generation Public Works Programme (GPWP), Malawi

Truly successful major projects are those that attain the highest engineering and project management standards and add value by delivering effective skills development to communities.

Markets: International development assistance
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Responding to natural disasters in the developing world

Paul Hardy, Aurecon CEO (left) and Peter Baxter, Director General, AusAid

In this Face to Face interview, Aurecon CEO, Paul Hardy, talks with Peter Baxter, Director-General AusAid, about effective ways to support disaster response as well as reduce community vulnerability in the long-term.

Markets: International development assistance
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

An urban planet

An urban planet

It is estimated that in the year 1800, 3% of the world’s population lived in cities. By 1900, that number had reached 14% and by 2000, it had risen to 47%.1 Urbanisation has continued apace, with the tipping point reached in 2007, a year in which demographers estimated that the majority of the planet’s population was living in cities. This trend is unlikely to cease, and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division estimates that by 2030, 5 billion people, or 60% of the world’s population, will be ‘urbanised’.

Markets: Property
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Resources demand and community impacts

Resources demand and community impacts

John Leech, Bulk Material Handling Leader at Aurecon, interviewed Professor David Brereton, Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM).

Markets: Resources
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Protecting vulnerable communities: building bushfire resilience

Gerry Quinn, an expert in programme delivery at Aurecon, presents a case study on a project to identify mitigation measures that could be implemented to reduce risk from bushfires at schools in bushfire prone areas.

Markets: Construction
Expertise: Building sciences, Environmental and community planning

Grappling with risk complexity: an insight into multi-scalar and multi-dimensional risk scenarios

Grappling with risk complexity

In this article, Simon van Wyk and Carin Joyce discuss the multi-scalar and multi-dimensional nature (complexity) of risks, with a special focus on the interconnectedness of operational and disaster risk, with Civil Engineering magazine.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

The way forward on waste management

A picture of refuse bags

Nick Mannie – Technical Director, Waste – relates how the Merafong City Local Municipality took bold steps towards ensuring sustainable waste management solutions, and shares lessons that can be learnt from their actions.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

The vital community element in sustainable projects

The vital community element in sustainable projects

Increasingly, the emphasis on the sustainability of major projects has moved to engaging communities in order to catalyse self-sustaining growth and break the cycle of poverty. We asked Amelia Visagie, Training Projects Coordinator at Aurecon, to give her views on this trend and explain what it entails.

Expertise: Environmental and community planning

The role that EIAs are presently playing and can potentially play in promoting sustainability in South Africa

The role of EIA in achieving SD

This paper delves into several sustainability theories with the aim of ensuring a sound understanding of the concept of ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ which then poses the question as to what role EIAs have in promoting sustainability in South Africa.

Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Mobility in urban environments

Biking in the city

Finding an optimal balance between community needs and economic benefits of the urban expressway.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Sustainable solutions to South Africa's waste challenges

Dump site

Nick Mannie – Technical Director, Waste – was recently interviewed about finding sustainable solutions to South Africa’s waste challenges.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Environmental and community planning

Creating more compact bus terminals and interchanges

Christchurch Bus Exchange, New Zealand

Brian Smith, Aurecon’s Technical Leader, Transport, explains how more compact bus facilities can better fit within constrained city centre locations and make for improved integration of transport and land use.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Environmental and community planning