Urbanism

How to build a garden city: Part 1

An ambitious new book is a thorough attempt both to tell the history of the garden city movement in Britain and to provide guidance on planning and creating such a city now.

Bondi Junction set for a sustainable upgrade

Leighton, Meriton and Westfield will work with Waverley Council to turn Bondi Junction into a more sustainable precinct as part of the council’s new Green Infrastructure Masterplan. The three property…

New fish market on the way, as consultants appointed

Leading architecture and urban planning firm FJMT and global engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald are among successful tenderers appointed to the redevelopment of Sydney’s Bays Market District.

Al Gore on the great inflexion point

Ecocity2017: There might have been plenty of talent and unexpected insights on offer, but, let’s face it, Al Gore was the climate action superstar that everyone wanted to see.

Can property survive the great climate transition?

As we become an increasingly urban species, urban resilience is emerging as a big deal. The idea is generating a lot of noise about how to develop or retrofit cities that can deal with the many challenges before us.

Victorian government’s coal to hydrogen plans come under fire

The Victorian government’s plan to turn brown coal into hydrogen in line with long-term plan by Japanese interests will make it harder for the state to meet its climate commitment of keeping global warming under the two degree threshold, environmental critics say.

Queensland commits to net zero by 2050

Queensland has joined other leading states in committing to a net zero emissions target by 2050, as part of its new Climate Transition Strategy.

Market-driven compaction is no way to build an ecocity

As Melbourne hosts the Ecocity World Summit this week, we might ponder the progress of Australia, a “nation of cities”, toward achieving sustainable urbanism.