Evidence through research

 

We know that the challenges facing our cities are local and global and solutions need to rely on case-based knowledge and evidence-based design. The Commission will build relationships with universities, researchers, thinkers and design and planning practitioners, both here and overseas, to share expertise and ideas. The Integrated Design Commission SA is investing in research to help governments and the private sector make more intelligent investment choices based on cutting-edge research and critical thinking.

Design South Australia
52 projects that have the potential to change and transform South Australia. Read more
Report: COAG Reform Council
Read review of capital city strategic planning systems Read more
Connecting the Dots
Find out how IDC SA is connecting with the SA Strategic Plan and the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide Read more
zero carbon challenge - winner announced
We challenge South Australia's development industry to build a house that achieves ‘zero carbon' Read more
Audio: Women with a Plan
Listen to the Panel discussion from the Women with a Plan event on 15 May 2012. Read more
Design Friday
Weekly spotlight on South Australian design Read more
Report: Tracking South Australia's Integrated Design Sector
Download South Australia's first ever snapshot of the integrated design sector Read more
5000+
5000 + Your ideas can help shape the future of inner Adelaide. Read more
Creating Places for People
An Urban Design Protocol for Australian cities Read more
PARLOUR
a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture. Read more
Design Review Panels
Everything you need to know about the IDC SA's Design Review program Read more
Recipes for Systemic Change
Australian Urbanist Dan Hill delivered the public lecture ‘Recipes for Systemic Change’ on 16 November 2011 Read more
Design Council Forum: Talking Heads
In 2011, Design Council UK and IDCSA embarked on a unique partnership which, recognises the role of good quality, well-designed places in enhancing quality of life. Click here to see highlights from the Design Council Forum in London. Read more
Video: Jamming in the classroom
See what happens when designers from the Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design, swap the design studio for the classroom.
Diamond standard
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute is a significant development in health & medical research for South Australia. Read more
The Plan 101.5fm
pod and broadcasts Read more
Design Calender
A month-by-month calendar on all things design, urban planning and development Read more
Video: Shall we dense?
A presentation on density and renewal by Simon McPherson, architect and practising urban designer.
On Location: Every city has its harbour
Opinion piece by Timothy Horton, Commissioner for Integrated Design. Santa Monica, July 2011 Read more
Video: Flux 2011
UniSA architecture students found themselves waist-deep in recycled plastic designing an awe-inspiring centrepiece for the opening night of Flux 2011. www.flux2011
20th Century heights
20th century skyscrapers scaled new heights and transformed the city Read more
Green Belt
Adelaide’s Park Lands are a living testament of enduring city design and planning. Read more
Urban cartoonist
From the provocative to the thought provoking, urban cartoonist Ross Bateup delivers a unique perspective on Adelaide’s urban initiatives Read more