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Ardross kids fight climate change

Schools taking the lead on climate action

Fifteen schools in Perth are currently finishing up a two-year Low Carbon Schools pilot program, demonstrating how easy it is to take action on climate change, given the right tools and support.

Climate risk disclosure comes of age

Companies’ disclosure of business risks from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as pressure from investors gathers pace.

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Visioning varieties of “mixed tenure” development

Mixed tenure – that is, mixing subsidised housing (social or affordable rental) with market housing – is an increasingly common feature of urban redevelopment. How best to do it, though, depends on what you are trying to achieve.

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How to fix the sad state of transport decision-making

Of the many controversial things recently said by Dennis Cliche, CEO of Sydney Motorway Corporation, responsible for WestConnex, the only one that didn’t compel him to apologise was in my view the most significant.

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Gentrification or blandification?

Once a den for organised crime – from gambling to prostitution – Kings Cross still retains something of its gritty reputation. For now.

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Prefab: solution or symptom?

This article is based on a paper on prefabricated construction, asking if it is a solution or a symptom in the current state of global construction transformations.

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Green Star rises to the decarbonisation challenge

November will see the launch of three radical new innovation challenges in Green Star ratings that will hopefully create the incentive for the building sector to outperform on carbon emission reduction.

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