Urbanism

Geoengineering climate change

China eyes sun-blocking tech as its climate change Plan B

The search for climate-change hacks is ramping up across the world as the window to reduce greenhouse gas emissions narrows, with scientists in China experimenting with new ways of blocking out the sun.

ISCA Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

ISCA’s call to do more good rather than less bad

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia chairman David Singleton wants infrastructure planners, designers and those who deliver the projects to aim higher in sustainability.

man and woman hugging in bushland

We are missing a golden opportunity in carbon farming

SPECIAL REPORT: A multi-million hectare opportunity to sequester carbon is available to Australia right now, but a perfect storm of market failures and policy shortcomings is holding back the potential of agricultural land to contribute to this important opportunity.

Why Sydney needs an integrated economic strategy

The Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) recently developed Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities – is spatially focused but it does not include an integrated economic strategy.

When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.