Given the ongoing spate of high-density, residential development sweeping urban centres across Australia, designing buildings with an eye on potential changes in the surrounding environment will be critical in preserving their future quality.

According to Arup building physics leader David Barker, Australia’s urban environments are undergoing rapid, widespread changes that architects and engineers must keep in mind during the design and development process. “You need to start to think about what our city is going to look like in ten years time,” said…