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    Heaven on earth: the ancient roots of your backyard garden
    Heaven on earth: the ancient roots of your backyard garden

    The connection between the famous gardens of Versailles, once the coveted possession of Louis XIV, and our humble back garden is deeper than we might imagine.


    What will it take to make Australia's buildings 'green' and who will pay?
    What will it take to make Australia's buildings 'green' and who will pay?

    The construction, operation and maintenance of buildings accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia.


    Vital Signs: so far, it's more of a house price blip than a bust in the making
    Vital Signs: so far, it's more of a house price blip than a bust in the making

    Home prices slid in 2018, in some places by quite a lot.


    We finally have the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, but global climate action is still inadequate
    We finally have the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, but global climate action is still inadequate

    While the world will now be able to see how much we are lagging behind on the necessary climate action, the rulebook offers little to compel countries to up their game to the level required.


    Lessons from the cracks in Sydney's Opal Tower extend beyond certification
    Lessons from the cracks in Sydney's Opal Tower extend beyond certification

    Many commentators are jumping to the conclusion that the problems with Opal Tower are the result of the privatisation of building certification.


    Tracking the rise of room sharing and overcrowding, and what it means for housing in Australia
    Tracking the rise of room sharing and overcrowding, and what it means for housing in Australia

    High rental prices have been driving an increase in shared housing. The most extreme form of this is “shared room” housing.


    The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future
    The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

    To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth”.


    New creatives are remaking Canberra's city centre, but at a social cost
    New creatives are remaking Canberra's city centre, but at a social cost

    While Canberra's city centre is becoming an innovation precinct and a dynamic place, it comes with a cost of social gentrification and unaffordability.


    Take the tram into a more playable city
    Take the tram into a more playable city

    The 2018 Melbourne Art Trams program connects people with art, with trams first being painted in creative ways in 1978. But, for the first time, one tram makes art “playable”.


    Top bathroom design trends 2019: industrial is back
    Top bathroom design trends 2019: industrial is back

    Minimalism, matte black, metals and mesh with pops of colour are expected to be some of the foremost bathroom design trends this year.


    Building in ways that meet the needs of Australia’s remote regions
    Building in ways that meet the needs of Australia’s remote regions

    A regional approach to building could meet remote community needs and bring about local economic development.


    Afterlife of the mine: lessons in how towns remake challenging sites
    Afterlife of the mine: lessons in how towns remake challenging sites

    Old mine sites can provide a foundation for unique urban patterns, functions and transformations, as they have done in the past


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