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Representatives from around the world met in Bonn last week to discuss progress towards the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
When it comes to planning better cities for the future there’s one simple rule: connect people to places, people to transport and people to people.
The controversial Adani mine has dominated national debate around the Queensland election, but voters in the state’s far-north are also concerned with crime and cost-of-living pressures, energy, and water security.
Queensland election campaigns often focus on big projects for the regions, such as for roads, power plants and mines. But research suggests that mega projects, such as in gas and coal, have not transformed skills or improved employment prospects in regional Queensland.
An innovative project designed to house people at risk of homelessness will soon deliver 57 transportable homes across nine sites in Melbourne’s inner west.
Hempcrete materials provide many advantages over other insulation and wall envelope assemblies. Yet, there are many misconceptions surrounding its use.
When Breathe Architecture took out the Best of the Best category at the 2014 Sustainability Awards for its multi-residential project, The Commons, we could not have imagined what would come in its wake.
More than ever, cities face multiple crises posing paradoxical opportunities. Key challenges for cities in the urban century are climate change, inequality and governance. Where are the solutions going to come from? In cities that are dominated by globalised, market-based forces, how can equity and justice be brought centre stage?
Sydney-based design and construction company Fresh Prince designs tiny houses used for off-the-grid vacations, but that contain all the necessary amenities to live in.
The media can be an important didactic tool – often the only one available to much of the population. But, increasingly, broadcast and social media aim to entertain the public. So how do these media depictions shape how we think and feel about the city?
Informal green spaces represent a largely untapped opportunity to improve liveability and residents’ health and social well-being.
This year’s Conference of the Parties (the 23rd, hence COP23) to the United Nations climate treaty in Bonn, Germany, is not expected to be a deal-clinching, make-or-break one like Paris in 2015 or Copenhagen in 2009. That doesn’t make it insignificant – the hope is that negotiators will make meaningful progress on implementing the provisions of the 2015 Paris Agreement.