High rise schools: Putting students first
Felicity Lewis and Diana Griffiths co-authored an article for the December 2017 issue of the New Planner, a magazine of the NSW Division of the Planning Institute of Australia which provides a forum for news and opinion and focuses on environmental, town and regional planning issues. The article, entitled “High rise schools: Putting students first” considered the Sydney-centric phenomenon of “high rise” schools, where escalating land costs are forcing the consolidation of schools within their current boundaries to meet the rapidly growing needs of communities undergoing urban renewal.
The article recommended a focus on providing choice, so that students can access learning in a manner that is suited to their needs, and on flexibility and resilience so that the inevitable changes that will be required during the life of school facilities can be accommodated into the future.
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