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Bowden Urban Village

Adelaide, South Australia

Client: Land Management Corporation

Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Master Planning and Urban Design

Bowden Urban Village
The Bowden Urban Village master plan envisions the transformation of a 25-acre (10-hectare) former factory site and adjacent properties in Adelaide, South Australia into a new mixed-use community employing environmentally friendly development strategies. Parsons Brinckerhoff was a member of the team that prepared the plan for the Land Management Corporation, which acquired the underutilized site.

The largest planned transit oriented development (TOD) in southern Australia, the village will include public transit, 2,000 new apartments, and commercial and retail facilities. The team incorporated a variety of strategic planning, policy assessment, public involvement, environmental, and design services in preparing the plan.

The team’s goal is to integrate land use planning and transport planning, together with sustainable community development principles to create a visionary, commercially viable and livable community that has lasting value for South Australia.
Parsons Brinckerhoff understands the importance of establishing a "sense of place" for communities through the design and development of transportation infrastructure. Providing a range of interrelated planning and design services for projects of all scales - from multi-jurisdictional policy planning to detailed streetscape and plaza design - our PlaceMaking group uses the link between transportation and land use as a catalyst for community revitalization and sustainable development.  With public involvement that incorporates all levels of stakeholders at the center of the process, we help improve mobility for all and create vibrant, sustainable communities where people want to live. Our services include all aspects of growth management as well as the entire range of planning and design services for community development and civic infrastructure - regional and comprehensive planning, urban design, transit-oriented development, transit and landscape architecture, station area planning and design, brownfield redevelopment, and corridor planning and design.