Meeting Infrastructure Needs in Remote Communities
Over the past decade, I have worked on projects in the Pacific, Indonesia and on remote mining infrastructure and villages, remote and independent resorts, and for...
The Cost of Climate Change
There has been an increasing number of natural disasters between 1900 and 2012 with a significant rise from 1960 onward. According to the International Disaster Database,...
Making Buildings More Robust
Australia has endured many calamities in recent times, with the country having weathered cyclones, floods, drought, bushfires and other natural tribulations.
Resilience – the capacity of people, communities and systems to survive, adapt and recover from anything on a spectrum from slow change to major disasters –...
International Building Regulations Could Save Lives
Natural disasters be they earthquakes, tsunamis or bush fires kill scores, sometimes thousands of people.
Is Melbourne Ready for Disaster?
With the increase in global climate change and natural disasters, the question must be asked: is Melbourne a resilient city? The capital city of Victoria is...
Community Resiliency Through Living Architecture Contest
Submissions are now being accepted for The Great Community Resiliency Project contest, which is being held by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC).
Shipping Containers as Emergency Bunkers
In today's turbulent times of war, terror and natural disasters, bunkers are becoming more popular as people prepare for emergencies.