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Author: Ed Lippmann

9788494234280 | PB | pp. 132 | 2020 | Altrim Publishers

SYDNEY XXXL is Ed Lippman’s vision for the positive future for urban life in Sydney by fostering responsible long-term planning and higher quality architecture.

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In less than 250 years, Sydney has evolved from fledgling colonial outpost to thriving global city, it s emerald harbour or the iconic opera house the envy of the world. But behind the postcard-perfect images, it’s a city struggling with its own success. A city quite literally bursting at the seams, with a population of 5 million, and growing at a rate of 100,000 every year. A city with a proud past that can have a wonderful future. But for that to happen, it needs something that it s never had – an effective, comprehensive plan for urban development and design. This is the point of departure for Ed Lippmann, renowned and respected Sydney Architect. He has seen firsthand the problems that have come from the city’s lack of planning and he has a unique perspective on how they might be avoided in the future. Sydney XXXL, digs deep into Sydney’s history, charting the financial and political interests that have shaped its development, and – most importantly – identifying the key decisions that have to be made to accommodate future population growth in a more livable, sustainable city.


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About the Author

Since establishing his architecture studio in 1985, the author has experienced and participated in Sydney's emergence as an international metropolis. He has offered solutions to many of the city’s planning challenges and design opportunities. Ed Lippman has been involved with significant urban masterplans including Barangaroo on Sydney Harbour and 8 Chifley Square, a landmark office tower in the heart of Sydney’s financial district (in collaboration with Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners). He has delivered acclaimed public projects for local governments including the King George V Recreation Centre and the Andrew “Boy” Chariton Pool for the City of Sydney. He has also designed projects for private clients and institutions including Lendlease, MLC School and the Emanuel community. He has received awards from the Australian Institute of Architects, the Property Council of Australia, Urban Task Force, Architecture AU and the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.


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