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Growing Food in Green Infrastructure
Landscaping
Wednesday May 31 2017

Growing Food in Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure has many purposes. Among them is food production, but do we use green infrastructure for this as much as we could?

Can Rooftop Community Gardens Be Retrofitted?
Green
Monday August 15 2016

Can Rooftop Community Gardens Be Retrofitted?

Some green roofs function as community gardens, and these spaces can be valuable not only for the building occupants (who cultivate the garden), but for building...

Working on the Fifth Façade
Safety
Friday July 22 2016

Working on the Fifth Façade

The Sydney Opera House exemplifies the concept of the fifth facade - the roof.

Do Community Garden Green Roofs Work?
Landscaping
Thursday April 28 2016

Do Community Garden Green Roofs Work?

In the last 12 months, almost every time I have given a talk about green roofs in Australia, whether to the general public, property developers, facility...

Sustainability Infrastructure and Strata Title Law
Strata
Monday April 25 2016

Sustainability Infrastructure and Strata Title Law

When you purchase a strata titled unit in many states in Australia, it is unlikely you will be able to improve its individual operational performance without...

Making Liveability Pay for Itself
Residential
Thursday March 10 2016

Making Liveability Pay for Itself

Australia’s population is racing toward 30 million (it recently hit 24 million, years ahead of prediction) and the density of our cities continues to increase.

Urban Schools Look to Rooftops for Space
Public
Thursday November 6 2014

Urban Schools Look to Rooftops for Space

As cities scramble for land in the congested built environment, schools across the globe are exploring multi-storey buildings where rooftops are utilised for sports and recreational...

Air Plant Experiment Happening Atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower
Architecture
Wednesday September 10 2014

Air Plant Experiment Happening Atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower

A biological experiment that aims to measure the viability of air plants at skyscraper heights is taking place atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower.

Glamping atop a New York Skyscraper
Commercial
Monday August 26 2013

Glamping atop a New York Skyscraper

Urban glamping at skyscraper heights has become a luxury possibility in Manhattan with a hotel offering guests the opportunity to camp atop their building