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How the rating tools for infrastructure stack up

Institutional investors should look for robust reporting of environmental, social and governance performance when considering investing in infrastructure, according to a new discussion paper released by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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Stacking the business case for biophilic urbanism

This article highlights key findings from an Environmental Economics PhD study recently completed by Queensland University of Technology’s Dr Omniya el-Baghdadi.

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The Fifth Estate’s top 10 stories of 2016

It’s the end of another somewhat tumultuous year, though you’d have no idea what a shocker it’s been reading the top 10 stories of 2016 at The Fifth Estate.

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How data can create better places for people

I have been concerned at the lack of quality data used in shaping critical planning strategies for our cities and regions around Australia.

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Let’s Hack Housing: the policy dot points

Seven key policy agenda items emerged from The Fifth Estate’s Surround Sound on Housing: affordable/sustainable/innovative that can start to change the game for housing. They’ve been distilled from the event…

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How the rating tools for infrastructure stack up

Institutional investors should look for robust reporting of environmental, social and governance performance when considering investing in infrastructure, according to a new discussion paper released by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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Stacking the business case for biophilic urbanism

This article highlights key findings from an Environmental Economics PhD study recently completed by Queensland University of Technology’s Dr Omniya el-Baghdadi.

3
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The Fifth Estate’s top 10 stories of 2016

It’s the end of another somewhat tumultuous year, though you’d have no idea what a shocker it’s been reading the top 10 stories of 2016 at The Fifth Estate.

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How data can create better places for people

I have been concerned at the lack of quality data used in shaping critical planning strategies for our cities and regions around Australia.

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Let’s Hack Housing: the policy dot points

Seven key policy agenda items emerged from The Fifth Estate’s Surround Sound on Housing: affordable/sustainable/innovative that can start to change the game for housing. They’ve been distilled from the event…

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Advertisement: Sustainability Manager, ACT, Urban Projects

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Sustainability Officer Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Land Development Agency Urban Renewal Urban Projects Administrative Services Officer Class 5 Salary Range: $72,986 – $77,256 (PN: 18794) The Land Development…

How the rating tools for infrastructure stack up

Institutional investors should look for robust reporting of environmental, social and governance performance when considering investing in infrastructure, according to a new discussion paper released by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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Let’s Hack Housing: the policy dot points

Seven key policy agenda items emerged from The Fifth Estate’s Surround Sound on Housing: affordable/sustainable/innovative that can start to change the game for housing. They’ve been distilled from the event…

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