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Making a city more female friendly is part of the aim of Universal Design - designing with everyone in mind. Indeed, if you design for a pram, a trolley, wheeled luggage or a wheelie walker, you desig…

Jane Bringolf on Creating the female-friendly city

Hi Heather...true that indeed! Unfortunately it seems sometimes tech revolution can take us the other way too. Like mountains of e-waste and the rise of fake news. But def with you that tech can chang…

Ben Peacock on The Do Gooder’s Dilemma

This article triggered some great thoughtfulness for me, thank you. I think there's a technology dimension too. As the revolutionary solutions become available we need to be able to jump on that band …

Heather on The Do Gooder’s Dilemma

Ben I have not met you but heard about you and your agency a lot on our work (Pollinate research) particularly as I head up the Society division- dedicated to the purpose sector. You have nailed e…

pamela Souvlis on The Do Gooder’s Dilemma

Hello Charles, can you please tell me what your experience is with energy efficient homes. Where do you live? Are you interested in getting 'cool roofs' and walls recognised in the building code and e…

Joan Day on Warming up to climate-sensitive design

I would rather live in a large, sustainable home than a tiny, sustainable home just because some people's opinions are as such. Very few people have a goal to have a tiny, sub-par sustainable home out…

Kim on Sustainability House awarded 10 gold stars

Matthew, maybe you should be putting in an enquiry with the board who selects these projects to find out what their selection process entails. I would imagine that combined, they have a pretty impress…

Kim on Sustainability House awarded 10 gold stars

'A window is often designed to be a fixed element or opens to just 45-50 per cent of its capacity, which limits passive cooling benefits. A wider opening window means greater airflow, which will help …

annon on Warming up to climate-sensitive design

When you quote 87% of heat ingress via windows, I wonder if you have a percentage heat ingress via the dark walls in the top photo? My medium coloured bricks get very hot on the western wall and the h…

Joan Day on Warming up to climate-sensitive design

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