Lax Regulation Holding Back Green Building and Cities
In many parts of the world and in Australia, the push toward sustainable buildings and cities is gathering momentum.
Are Knowledge Cities Green Cities?
As automation continues to dislocate the workforce, Australian cities must adapt to attract highly-skilled workers from around the world.
Low Carbon Cities: From Pipe Dreams to Reality
A few decades ago, zero to low carbon cities that are sustainable and energy efficient were something of a pipe dream, but now they are becoming...
Why Are Planners Failing to Embrace Green Cities?
From helping to moderate localised temperatures to increasing resilience through to making our cities more attractive places to live, eat, work and socialise, the benefits of...
Federal Government Wants More Urban Canopies in Australian Cities
The Federal government hopes to shore up the liveability and sustainability of Australian cities by introducing greater volumes of tree cover to urban environments.
How Can We Make our Cities Greener and More Liveable?
Living architecture is part of a broader notion of green infrastructure that also encompasses water sensitive urban design, integrated water cycle management, green streets, urban food,...
All-Glass Facades Won’t Exist in Sustainable Cities
There is no doubt that glass is an essential component of building facades, and it's very good at doing certain things, such as letting daylight and...
What Makes a Green City a Great City?
In late May, the Australian Government released the Infrastructure Australia Audit, which explores how the nation will cope with an expected population of 30.5 million by...
Women in Green Building: Speak Up and Do What You Love
Carnegie Mellon University professor Vivian Loftness acknowledges that the role of women in the green building movement is a tough topic.