Tag Archives: planning

Off Leash

When did Dog Parks first appear in South Australia? This is a question we are often asked, and this week’s blog lists those designated, Enclosed Dog Parks that we know about and have audited in South Australia. Before Balancing Act Adelaide developed a specific, up-to-date listing of enclosed dog parks, you would have to scramble

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Design of Dog Parks

  Recently Fiona De Rosa and Kylie Fergusen of Balancing Act Adelaide were invited to present a paper at the APA Conference, May 2013, Adelaide. This is a great opportunity for us to talk about our pet subject; engage with local councils regarding the complexities of planning, designing and managing enclosed dog parks, and illustrate

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Pet Friendly Valentine’s Day

[singlepic id=50 w=320 h=240 float=left]Australia is in love with companion animals (our pets). Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world with almost 36% of households owning a dog (ACAC, 2010). Pets are our Valentine. Pets bring so many positive benefits to our lives. There is a growing body of research that

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Dogs are the new urban resident!

Urban planning and design has traditionally focused on the human need. However, a new urban resident is emerging – man’s and women’s best friend, which we need to accommodate. With the rate of pet ownership being one of the highest in the world with almost 36% of Australian households owning a dog (Australian Companion Animal

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