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Nightingale and clever finance is shifting the market

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: This is what can be created when you team an architect with a passion for affordable, sustainable housing with impact investors and bankers: carbon neutral, low-cost housing that creates resilient communities.

2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards

A “digital owl” and a scheme to make infrastructure greener were among the winners of the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards, announced at a gala dinner in Sydney earlier this week.

Buildings and how to do them better

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Australia’s top commercial property developers are talking about “radical sustainability”. But if these ideas are to reach the mass market, the building industry needs to consolidate, cut costs and better train construction workers.

How to drive successful communities

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Creating sustainable, liveable communities is no cake walk, but some of the key visionaries in the public sector are using ambitious targets, planning controls and a big dose of grit and determination to make the impossible possible.

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How to avoid drowning in our waste

Earlier this year, some Beijing residents found that in order to throw away their rubbish they would have to have their faces scanned by the rubbish bin. Big Brother in a bin? Even George Orwell wouldn’t have thought of that one.

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Mainstreaming low carbon design

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Nightingale and clever finance is shifting the market

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: This is what can be created when you team an architect with a passion for affordable, sustainable housing with impact investors and bankers: carbon neutral, low-cost housing that creates resilient communities.

2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards

A “digital owl” and a scheme to make infrastructure greener were among the winners of the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards, announced at a gala dinner in Sydney earlier this week.

Buildings and how to do them better

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Australia’s top commercial property developers are talking about “radical sustainability”. But if these ideas are to reach the mass market, the building industry needs to consolidate, cut costs and better train construction workers.

How to drive successful communities

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Creating sustainable, liveable communities is no cake walk, but some of the key visionaries in the public sector are using ambitious targets, planning controls and a big dose of grit and determination to make the impossible possible.

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Climate activism driving ESG jobs and new appointments

JOBS: The growing appetite for sustainable, ethical and high value ESG investment opportunities continues to underpin the jobs market, and the negative talk globally about things slowing down is just not resonating in Australia’s CBDs.

City of Sydney: Waste Services Designer

he Waste Services Designer will create and implement efficient, effective and fit for purpose waste and recycling services by designing the end-to-end service experience.

Jobs news: ISCA; Arcadis; AEMO

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia has appointed Toby Gray as head of sustainability leadership. Mr Gray has over 20 years of experience across finance, infrastructure and building, extractives, NGOs and…

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