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
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
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
There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential … Continue reading Revealed: the Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Certification in 2015 [infographic]
It has been said that Central Park is New York’s “living room.” New technology firms and 21st century schools compete in creating collaborative workplaces forming “neighborhoods” connected by “streets” leading to “commons” or “town squares.” Flexibility and adaptability are king, … Continue reading Urban Design and Interior Design and Terminology | Sustainable Cities Collective