An Integrated Design Strategy for South Australia by Prof. Laura Lee

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An Integrated Design Strategy for South Australia

Building The Future

by Professor Laura Lee

Adelaide Thinkers in Residence, 2011, colour photographs, charts and graphs throughout, paperback, ISBN 9780980747027

Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear

'Design -- South Australia.
Sustainable development -- South Australia.
Urban renewal -- South Australia.
City planning -- South Australia.
 
Summary
"The residency brief 'the value of design and the impact of the built environment on the quality of life' represents a daunting undertaking for a Thinker 14 weeks on site... An early observation of the residency was that design had very limited presence. Furthermore, design in general, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design have not been central to, nor leading, planning and development activities in the state. 
My response to these conditions, the residency and this report covers much territory, beginning with an explanation of design value and then serving as a guide for integrated design decision making processes to be applied across government. The report concludes with detailed recommendations to be broadly embraced and to establish a central role for design professionals in delivering an Integrated Design Strategy for South Australia. Integrated design practices are best understood through direct experience, so, to continue the conversation of the residency, this report presents many 'voices' in the form of quotes - global in blue, local in orange - offering a diversity of interpretations and perspectives of design and culture. 
The report, as a product, challenges conventions by introducing complex diagrams to express concepts and strategies as a way of building visual literacy." -- p. 13.'