On why we called the next Tomorrowland I, human

News from the front desk 452: Tomorrowland is back. This year we’ve named our yearly signature event I, human in the climate emergency. The title was obvious. We have fast convergence of two of the most powerful forces in our history – technology and its latest iteration artificial intelligence, and the rapidly unfolding climate emergency. […]

Quick links: Happy Healthy Offices 19 – the report

No wonder the audience at our recent Happy Healthy Offices event in Sydney was so riveted with the content. Of course we had the best speakers. Reading back now over the transcripts I realise how good and insightful they were. There’s so much you miss on the day, especially if you’re an organiser.   Here’s a […]

New TFE event: Happy Healthy Offices Sydney – what’s the real story?

Happy Healthy Offices Sydney – what’s the real story? 4 CPD points confirmed from GBCA Wednesday 15 May 2019 8.30am – 1pm Corrs Chambers Westgarth offices Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8/12 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000   We’ve had hot desking, activity based working and co-working. They don’t always work as intended. Now there’s a […]

Win two free tickets for TFE Members & Greenlisters for GBCA’s Transform

The Fifth Estate has two tickets to GBCA’s Transform to give away, to Fifth Estate members and Greenlisters (Full tickets, valued at $2099 each) Transform is the Green Building Council’s signature event for sustainability in the built environment. To win your ticket tell us in one sentence the most urgent thing we need to do for sustainability […]

The social pix: Christmas 2018

Christmas season has kicked off with a bang. Occasionally The Fifth Estate makes it out, away from the desk. On Wednesday night we made it to The Property Council Christmas drinks held this year at Mirvac’s digs at 200 George Street, in Sydney. Here’s a few pix, send us more if you like. Just include […]

The Visible City: new voices in urban renewal 5-25 November

How can Canberra’s contemporary urban renewal efforts make visible our city’s distinctive design identity, inclusive processes and the hopes and dreams of our community?

2018 International Urban Design Conference

The 2018 International Urban Design Conference are kindly offering readers of The Fifth Estate a $100 discount to attend the three-day conference.

Workers are fit but not happy, says Liz Elam

The physical health box has been ticked by many workplaces, according to Link Coworking owner and Global Coworking Unconference Conference founder Liz Elam.

Tackling the conundrum of low-carbon, low-income housing

Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.

Green Cities gets buzzed about the future

Biophilia, the rise of 6D BIM and fresh approaches to climate change, reconciliation and wellbeing were the megatrends getting people excited at last week’s Green Cities conference in Melbourne.

Ecostore shows how to make money, be green and not for profit

Malcolm Rands who founded New Zealand company Ecostore with the express strategy of raising funds for a related not for profit foundation spoke at the Purpose conference in Sydney this week to share his vision.

Why plastics need to be eliminated – urgently

Researchers, circular economy businesses, producers, community advocates, local councils and federal and state environment minister will hopefully join to eliminate highly polluting and non biodegradable plastics from our environment.