Tag Archives: urban design

Dogs in Public Spaces

 As an Urban Planner, my focus is on the integration of companion animals (in particular dogs) into the urban environment. How do we integrate dogs into the urban environment? First, you need a good understanding of dogs: how they learn, how they interact with each other and with humans and understanding of their needs. Second,

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Balancing Act in Dogs Life Magazine

Fiona De Rosa and her dog EB from Balancing Act Adelaide are featured in the recent edition of Dogs Life Magazine – the edition with X Factor’s Luke Jacobz on the cover. The article “Don’t Fence me In” written by Caroline Zambrano focuses on Australia cities  and the public and private spaces accommodating our pets.

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Dog Park Guidelines for SA

Balancing Act Adelaide have been contracted to develop Dog Park Guidelines for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA. We are looking forward to working with the state government, the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA to produce guidelines to assist Councils, designers and developers in the planning, design and management of enclosed

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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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Planning & Design of Dog Parks

Balancing Act Adelaide is a consultancy specialising in Dog Parks and Pet Friendly Planning. Fiona De Rosa and Kylie Fergusen are two urban planners who share a passion for building stronger links between planning, companion animals and responsible pet ownership. Together, we have undertaken research (Australia and overseas) and audited various dog parks in Adelaide.

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