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Public Realm

Working with purpose towards a more sustainable, liveable and positive future for all, we take a people-centric approach to maximise the attributes of a development.

Public Realm
Public Realm

Public realms should reflect their visitors, residents and stakeholders, instilling a sense of safety, accessibility and place.

We understand that successful placemaking underpins the liveable attributes of the area while contributing to the character of places.

Public realms serve a myriad of functions for many demographics, connecting communities and providing convenient access to amenities.

We embrace the opportunity to transform places through good design. We consider all the elements that contribute to successful placemaking and identifying opportunities to maximise the benefits of the development.

Our urban design team have extensive experience with projects like these. We know how to create authentic and functional public realms that transform areas into activity hubs.

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Public Realm Analysis and Design

Urban Design

Urban Design

We undertake a range of public realm analysis and design exercises.

Our team adopt a people and place approach that ensures streets and public spaces are accessible, safe and attractive for all.

We are highly aware of the interactions between movement and place and frequently collaborate with our Transport team on streetscape studies that consider a full range of users and transport modes.

Urban Design Statements

Urban Design

Urban Design

We prepare urban design statements to accompany a range of planning applications.

An urban design statement can assist to represent a site, its context and design influences, set out the design rationale for the project and discuss its merits with visual support.

This also allows for design issues to be anticipated at outset of the planning approval process.

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Permit Applications

Planning

Planning

We use our extensive experience to navigate increasingly complex regulatory environments, ensuring that you have a permit in your hand as early as possible.

Our town planning team are experts at approval strategies for all types of projects. With a deep understanding of the planning process, we know where to push boundaries and where there are risks. We can provide clear advice on the prospects of permit success.

We regularly obtain planning permits for every type of project. We've helped gain planning approval for everything from childcare centres to educational facility masterplans, gaming and licensed venues to residential and commercial projects.

Sustainable Transport

Transport

Transport

At Ratio, we work together and with purpose towards a more sustainable, liveable and positive future for all.

We combine specialist knowledge with innovative thinking to plan and recommend sustainable transport solutions for your project. We help to create transport environments that encourage access by foot, bike, car-sharing or public transport.

Ratio regularly works with government agencies to guide transport policies that work towards a sustainable future.

Transport Design

Transport

Transport

Transport design requires big picture thinking and an eye for detail like no other. Our team of transport designers and traffic specialists bring a vast amount of knowledge, experience and highly regarded design abilities to your project’s transport needs.

We offer a full suite of transport design services, creating innovative and refined designs for everything from car parks to road network plans, swept paths, traffic signal plans and road safety audits.

We take the time to understand your requirements and apply progressive thinking to ensure we design a holistic and economical transport solution.

Built Form Modelling

Urban Design

Urban Design

Built form modelling can test the capacity of the site and potential impacts, and demonstrate the effect of a proposal as part of an urban design statement or expert evidence report.

We use a range of 3D techniques to explore the form of buildings on a site and to place them within a built form context.

Expert Evidence

Urban Design

Urban Design

Our expertise across a wide variety of development types and scales forms a strong foundation of knowledge that is regularly sought for the purpose of expert testimony to Civil and Administrative Tribunals, Planning Panels and Advisory Committees.

Our urban design experts regularly provide specialist urban design analysis and advice at the RFI stage of the planning application process as well as for the settlement of plans at mediation or compulsory conferences.
Prior to forming advice, we undertake site and context analysis, and a detailed assessment of the architectural plans is to inform our expert opinion.

Visual Impact Assessments

Urban Design

Urban Design

Visual impact assessments help stakeholders to visually understand the proposed building early in the design process. These assessments can be delivered in relatively shorter time frames than photorealistic photomontages and contain high technical accuracy.

Visual impact assessments are completed in-house at Ratio to create an offering that includes professional photography, 3D modelling and photomontage.

We further assist by generating design principles and urban design assessment of the proposal and preparing a 3D Building envelope of a recommended form which enables easy comparison and
assessment.