The Baird Liberal Government Seize Their Chance The announcement that Waterloo will be the site of Sydney Metro’s 31st station, winning out over Sydney University heralds a death knell for the infamous Waterloo towers (sometimes called the Suicide Towers). While … Continue reading Racial Cleansing In Sydney’s Inner West – First The Block, Now Waterloo
Christina Borcke argues that landscape should inform urban development as opposed to being subjected to rigid patterns of repeated urban patterns the world over (Borcke 2013). What if new developments we designed to assist natural ecosystem services that are present … Continue reading More Working Ecology In My Neighbourhood Please
Dr Jessica Green “We’re covered in germs. Let’s design for that” Dr Green’s ‘bioinformed design’ is cutting edge built environment thinking. Humans carry 10 times as many Bacterial cells as human cells and they are essential for health. They are … Continue reading Bioinformed Design
I’ve had about 3 different lecturers tell me to read Stuart Brand’s “How Buildings Learn”. Was very happy to find this 1997 BBC Series by Brand. This six-part, three-hour, BBC TV series aired in 1997. I presented and co-wrote the … Continue reading How Buildings Learn – Stewart Brand
Participation in cycling for recreation and transport is falling in Australia according to a national survey published last week. Fortunately, the news isn’t as bad as it sounds Alan Davies – The Urbanist According to this press report, “cycling is … Continue reading Is cycling really declining in Australia?
Keeping Urban Ecosystems Centre Stage in India’s Smart Cities Programme Harini Nagendra, Bangalore. July 26, 2015 On a path of accelerated urbanization, India is going through substantial changes in its land cover and land use. In 1950, shortly after Indian … Continue reading Ecologically Smart Cities
The arguments against renewable energy are not just without scientific basis, they lack economic credibility. There are lies, damned lies and Alan Jones statistics. The figure with which the climate change sceptic shock jock misled the million-odd viewers of … Continue reading The true cost of green energy