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Grow your own city – vertical forests take off

Milan’s Il Bosco Verticale (the Vertical Forest) is a high rise building populated by people and trees. It is the first of a new concept of building in cities being…

Melbourne to get a sustainable farm in the sky

A collaboration between business and not-for-profit organisations is set to deliver an innovative rooftop urban farm and sustainability education hub in the heart of Melbourne.

Tackling city making and the hierarchy of needs

Australian cities are not the only ones struggling to maintain a good quality of life for their residents as populations grow. WSP’s global director of property and buildings Tom Smith…

George st Sydney the rocks

NSW transport reshuffle a chance to rethink mobility

OPINION: The NSW government’s recent announcement that Roads and Maritime Services – until now the state’s standalone roads agency – will be integrated into Transport for NSW could not have come at a more opportune time. 

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Communications & Marketing Lead – Buildings Alive

Buildings Alive works at the intersection of behaviour science, data science and building science and our team is recognised for its deep expertise in assessing, fine-tuning, predicting and communicating building…

NSW’s reshuffle leaves environment a small player in a big pond

ANALYSIS: NSW environment and climate supporters would have been in shock on Tuesday afternoon. Early news had just seeped out that newly re-anointed premier Gladys Berijiklian looked like she’d reneged on the still fresh optimism on climate action she stoked in the weeks before the state election and had demolished the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Post-Grenfell anxiety for insurers, regulators and building owners continues

Some insurance companies worldwide have stopped insuring tower blocks clad with the same sort of materials that led to the rapid spread of the fire in London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people. Building regulations are also struggling to catch up with effective regulation and monitoring.