Brisbane Needs Open Space
Says Sims, "'Our population is growing at such a rapid pace that many people now live without their own piece of nature and consider the lounge room and bathroom a place to seek respite.
'It's important to have a bit of 'green relief' around our very built-up city, which is becoming more and more congested with humans, buildings and vehicles.'
Governments must commit to creating new public spaces to avoid an imbalance between development and nature, and there is no shortage of possible locations across the city, she said.
Dr Sim's architecture students will this year document the spots in Brisbane's CBD that are ripe for urban renewal, from small slices of vacant land to rundown laneways."