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     Why Australia needs to join the Passive House movement
    Why Australia needs to join the Passive House movement

    Improved building outcomes, such as greater levels of thermal comfort, a healthier work environment, lower energy costs and increased building structure longevity can all be achieved as a result of compliance with the Passive House Building Standard.


    How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
    How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

    Winning first place in the 2014 World Smart City Awards not only boosted Tel Aviv's profile on the international stage, but residents, well, they actually have positive things to say about their local government.


    Robot cities: three urban prototypes for future living
    Robot cities: three urban prototypes for future living

    Real-world robots remain surprisingly dysfunctional, although they are steadily infiltrating urban areas across the globe.


    Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women
    Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

    We need to have a conversation about sexism and the city. Gender affects all other “vulnerable group” considerations in the cities, where nearly 90 percent of Australians live.


     With health assuming its rightful place in planning, here are 3 key lessons from NSW
    With health assuming its rightful place in planning, here are 3 key lessons from NSW

    The way cities are designed and managed has big impacts on our health. While Australia is considered a world leader in research on health and cities, nationally our planning policies remain underdeveloped relative to our knowledge base.


    'Renewable energy breeding' can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we're quick
    'Renewable energy breeding' can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we're quick

    New research by a group at UNSW shows that it is theoretically possible for Australia to move to a renewable energy future without blowing its share of the carbon budget.


    Multi-storey timber buildings: A renaissance in timber construction
    Multi-storey timber buildings: A renaissance in timber construction

    The ever-increasing range of engineered wood products and systems is generating global interest. At the same time, more people are realising the benefits of timber construction for multi-storey buildings, causing a resurgence in its use.


    Sports architecture: Avoiding a post-Games wasteland
    Sports architecture: Avoiding a post-Games wasteland

    Now that the Commonwealth Games are over, what will happen to the architecture? According to Cox Architecture director Richard Coulson, ensuring sports architecture has continued value to communities is crucial, considering the many venues that have been left empty after the Games, and the countries that have been left crippled by debt.


    Uneasy heritage: Australia’s modern church buildings are disappearing
    Uneasy heritage: Australia’s modern church buildings are disappearing

    In the post-war decades, Australian communities invested heavily in church buildings. Today, dwindling numbers of constituents and the amalgamation of congregations place many post-war church buildings at risk.


    Voices of residents missing in a time of crisis for public housing
    Voices of residents missing in a time of crisis for public housing

    The common approach by governments is to adopt a program of “renewal” and “regeneration” funded by the transfer of public lands to private hands. Residents’ acceptance of this “renewal” approach varies greatly.


    Sensors in public spaces can help create cities that are both smart and sociable
    Sensors in public spaces can help create cities that are both smart and sociable

    Planners and urban designers need to develop their understanding of exactly how public spaces work to maximise their social and functional amenity.


    England expects 40 percent of new housing developments will be affordable, why can't Australia?
    England expects 40 percent of new housing developments will be affordable, why can't Australia?

    Our study found the government could use more direct methods to deliver homes for people on low and moderate incomes, while leveraging the market. These methods are known as “inclusionary planning”.


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