Urban design around rail environments - Part 1
Part of the 2013 PLANET training and development program
Public transport is crucial to the liveability of any city. How we design and manage urban environments, and in particular, the way we integrate intense urban areas and rail infrastructure are crucial to making functional, accessible and liveable places. Places interfacing rail corridors are typically subject to a range of amenity and design challenges that can be addressed by applying informed design practice.
Building development near to rail lines and stations presents some significant advantages in terms of accessibility and surveillance, as well as unique challenges.
It is important for urban development professionals and stakeholders to understand the requirements and impacts of rail infrastructure operations in urban environments and how activities areas planning and building design can respond to and take advantage of these conditions.
Day 1 - Part 1 Rail infrastructure and operations
This course will examine key rail operational issues and describes potential urban design responses for locations adjacent to a rail environment. Areas covered include: an overview of rail infrastructure design and operation, types of rail traffic, the value of transit oriented development, and amenity and access in urban rail environments.
Day 2 - Part 2 Development in rail environments (register separately)
The course will discuss implications for a development project adjacent to a rail corridor or station, and how to exploit the advantages while responding, through site and building design, to potential negative impacts. Areas covered will include: the development process for private land use and building design adjacent to rail infrastructure; responsibilities and controls for access to and interfaces with rail corridors; building design for acoustics, vibration and air quality; visual and functional responses; graffiti management.
Part 2 will include a tour focusing on urban design issues and building responses adjacent to rail environments along the Ringwood rail line.
Each part is self-contained, so you can choose to attend either or both parts.
Development professionals, architects, landscape and building designers, statutory and strategic planners, transport planners and place managers.
- enhanced capacity to recognise and respond to urban design issues, including safer design in a rail environment
- better understanding of access, environmental and amenity impacts of rail operations on surrounding uses
- practical understanding of railway standards, operations and management
- enhanced ability to design or assess development adjacent to rail infrastructure.
Specialists in the field from the Department of Transport, VicTrack and Senior Urban Designers from the DPCD Urban Design Unit. Ray Bartlett of RayLink Consulting.
Part 1: Rail infrastructure and operations
Thursday 14 March 2013
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne*
9.30am – 3.30pm | $300.00 | 5 PD Points
*Discount parking is available - Monash Conference Centre Car parking