What Will the Revised Build Back Better Plan Mean for Sustainability in the Built World?
Decades after signing the first climate legislation, the U.S. House and Senate passed a revised version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan — a...
Australia’s Pathway to Electrify Existing Buildings Has Been Revealed
Strategies which can be adopted to electrify existing buildings throughout Australia have been revealed.
Change: Pleasure-seeking not a sacrifice.
What if change was seen not as a series of sacrifices but as an exercise in pleasure seeking and more fun, joy, and happiness?
Green Star Goes for Better Performance on Existing Building Operations
Existing buildings which are certified for the sustainability of their performance in operation under the Green Star certification regime will need to meet a broader definition...
Residential green spaces protect growing cities against climate change
The Circular Economy needs a Nature Positive Re-focus
In 2008 Ecuador passed changes to its Constitution to create “rights of nature” provisions that conferred legal rights to rivers, forests and other ecosystems.
Social Housing a Challenge we Must Confront
Architects are at the forefront of calls to increase the number and quality of Australia’s social housing.
Plans Unveiled for Australia’s First Green Star Home Community
A planned new estate in Melbourne’s outer-north is set to become the first development in Australia to have all homes built to meet a new voluntary...
Post Pandemic & Green Open Space – How Will We Respond?
Living conditions created under the COVID-19 pandemic situation provided a spotlight on the inadequacies of our cities for green open space.
Melb's Queen Victoria Market $35m revamp
Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market is set for a $35 million makeover scheduled for next year.
Sydney teens hurt in scaffolding collapse
Several teenagers have suffered minor injuries after scaffolding collapsed during a photoshoot at a school in Sydney's southwest.
Labor reveals 2050 net-zero emissions goal
Labor has adopted a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 while the Morrison government continues to consider its position.
Melbourne's Bourke St gets more Bollards
Additional bollards will be installed in Melbourne's Bourke Street mall to create pedestrian refuges beside tram tracks in case of another vehicle attack.
Land Clearing is Stressing Koalas: Report
Koala droppings have helped a NSW researcher discover that land clearing is the leading cause of stress for the native marsupial.
Nearly Half of Aussie Professionals Experience Workplace Bullying
Almost one half (45 per cent) of Australian professionals have experienced bullying or harassment at work due to their gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability,...
Heritage Vic rejects Apple Fed Square plan
A bid to partially demolish Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a controversial Apple flagship store have been rejected by Heritage Victoria.
NSW Labor Pushes 'Public Chill-out' Zones
Libraries, council chambers and art galleries across NSW could be used as air-conditioned "chill-out areas" during future heatwaves under a plan by Labor.
Toddler drowns in backyard Sydney pool
A toddler has died after being pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in Sydney's west, while a young boy is in hospital after nearly drowning in...