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
New South Wales police have launched an internal investigation after an officer reportedly pushed a cyclist off his bike at a major Sydney intersection during peak hour. Witnesses said the police officer on a motorcycle rode up alongside the cyclist … Continue reading From March, riding without photo identification will result in a $106 fine and not wearing a helmet or holding onto a moving car will incur one of $319. Running a red light will cost $425.
What types of communities do the best job of living with a minimal impact on the planet? I asked myself this question when I read a recent article on The Conversation, which argued that even if everyone on Earth lived … Continue reading In defence of ecovillages: the communities that can teach the world to live sustainably
As you load up the car boot with shopping bags from your weekly trip to the supermarket, have you ever thought about how the particular supermarket you shop at might affect your health? Two studiespublished this year suggest a link … Continue reading How large shops are making you fat
What can we learn from nature’s 3.8 billion years of experience? Does the forest hold the answers to sustainable design? HOK partnered with Biomimicry 3.8 to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which houses many of the world’s largest … Continue reading Genius of Biome Report
Bringing together Arup director Peter Head’s landmark lectures on sustainability at the Institution of Civil Engineers. In a series of landmark lectures for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Arup director Peter Head explores how the world can begin to … Continue reading Entering the Ecological Age – the engineer’s role