Urbanism

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Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

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Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

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How we can move to a “car-lite” city

Fancy shooting off to a meeting on an electric scooter powered by a publicly available solar charger? It’s already do-able in Singapore, and could be part of the recipe for…

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Which trees survive climate change best?

If you’re looking for trees that won’t succumb to climate change go for jacarandas, native evergreen Brush Box and indigenous Coast Banksia, new research from the University of Melbourne and…

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COP22: a view from the ground

The election of Donald Trump to US president has concerned the global community in its fight to slow climate warming. But at COP22 the focus is on progress … though…

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UNEP backs Passivhaus to help meet climate targets

As the latest round of global climate talks begins, the UN Environment Programme is calling on nations to ramp up their action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is explicitly…