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Election washout: The Greens need to stay focused on the environment 

The “climate election” has delivered a harsh lesson for those of us who believe that we are indeed facing a climate emergency. After recent alarming scientific predictions and destructive weather events, one would think the Greens would be in the box seat for gains. 

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Managing Sydney’s industrial land – striking the balance

The debate about Sydney’s employment lands isn’t over, with urban planner Benjamin Craig advocating for greater flexibility in the city’s approach to industrial and urban services land to better accommodate the jobs of the future.

Philip Thalis on Sydney’s future: public treasures or throwaway junk buildings?

The nature of Sydney’s built environment and its brand has been under siege from a range of critics in recent years. Now renowned architect and City of Sydney councillor Philip Thalis has waded into the fray with a searing look at what will happen to public Sydney under the current regime of how it treats its built environment.

Target zero emissions and fair accounting for renewable energy

CONTRIBUTOR: Switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity is the single biggest step most organisations can take towards achieving zero emissions. Renewable electricity can either be generated on-site or delivered…

Can algae building technology work in Australia? 

Can algae building technology work in Australia? 

The age of fossil fuels is drawing to an end, and some believe the 21st century will be the age of the biofuels. A team of UTS researchers are currently working on one promising option – algae building technology – with the hope that it will be the next big thing in green buildings.

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The construction industry needs a “Peak Embedded Carbon Day”

The construction industry’s canary in the mineshaft is its most visible flaw – waste. David Chandler suggests that a galvanising call to reduce its embedded carbon would modernise and lift its game.

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