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?
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
The Sydney Opera House exemplifies the concept of the fifth facade - the roof.
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
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
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
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
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
Urban glamping at skyscraper heights has become a luxury possibility in Manhattan with a hotel offering guests the opportunity to camp atop their building