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Australian Built Environment Failing People with Disability
Public
Friday July 28 2017

Australian Built Environment Failing People with Disability

“We want to contribute to Australian society but we usually find that we can’t access the workplace, can’t access public venues, can’t have a holiday because...

Technology and the Future of Our Built Environment
Technology
Wednesday March 30 2016

Technology and the Future of Our Built Environment

Our built environment is constantly changing, and it is essential that we understand where it is heading so we can take action to prepare for our...

Can Indoor Air Quality Enhance Cognitive Function?
Green
Thursday November 12 2015

Can Indoor Air Quality Enhance Cognitive Function?

A new peer-reviewed study from the US has found that indoor air quality can have a highly significant impact on the cognitive performance of building occupants.

We Are What We Build
Green
Thursday November 5 2015

We Are What We Build

As our rates of obesity, asthma, heart disease and depression soar, we are beginning to understand how the built environment can either enhance or damage our...

Why “Sit-able” Cities Assist in Placemaking
Urban Planning
Wednesday November 4 2015

Why “Sit-able” Cities Assist in Placemaking

"Sit-able" cities may soon be getting more attention than walkable or rideable cities.

How Does Your City Feel?
Urban Planning
Monday November 2 2015

How Does Your City Feel?

Our cities have been changing for quite a while now, but how much attention are we paying to the conditions under which these changes are taking...

The Secrets to Building Places for People
Green
Tuesday October 13 2015

The Secrets to Building Places for People

Is it possible for a building to be sustainable if it doesn’t put people first?

Man About Towns: Turnbull Appoints Minister for Cities
Urban Planning
Monday October 5 2015

Man About Towns: Turnbull Appoints Minister for Cities

A Federal focus on our cities is needed if we are to avoid a nightmare future of transport gridlock, rising greenhouse gas emissions and eroded quality...