Engineering’s Golden Rule
The Golden Rule, or the rule of reciprocity, states that one should treat others as one would wish to be treated. It is an astonishingly widespread...
Social Procurement is About to Tear Down the Site Hoardings
With one of the world’s largest infrastructure pipelines, the Australian government has an unprecedented opportunity to leverage its spending power to address disadvantage and inequity in...
Architects of Equity: Building Social Success
Throughout history, the built environment has been a powerful force for social coordination and control – both physically and metaphorically.
The Sustainability of “Garden Cities”
Ebenezer Howard’s concept of the Garden City is one of the most influential planning models produced by 20th century urbanists, supported by Peter Hall's 1998 book,...
Food Cart City – Are You Building One?
Sustainability is about leverage - one unit of investment delivering at least three units of benefit.
Whither the Great Australian Construction Entrepreneur?
The government is putting entrepreneurship at the centre of its new innovation strategy, wanting to create an environment where small businesses can grow and succeed.
Why “Sit-able” Cities Assist in Placemaking
"Sit-able" cities may soon be getting more attention than walkable or rideable cities.
Social Influences Impact Sustainable Behaviour
One of the most effective way to steer people toward good or bad behaviour is via social influences.
Senior Playgrounds and Universal Design
New communities need to start planning for the health and well-being of the elderly with suitable spaces that promote social engagement, play and gentle exercise.