Tag Archives: urban planning

Ideas for Better Dog Park Design

This week Fiona (Balancing Act Adelaide) one of the authors of a new guide on the planning and design of off-leash areas for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA was featured in a story written by Jill Pengelley of the Advertiser and Adelaide Now. Here is part of the story from Adelaide Now:

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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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Dog Parks Not a simple concept!

  Dog Parks may seem like a simple concept. However, they are far more complex than putting a chain-mesh fence around a vacant piece of land. The recent article “Restrictions on Popular Park” in The Courier (Newspaper of the Adelaide Hills, Wednesday, 16 October, 2013) highlights some of the issues that the Adelaide Hills Council

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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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