A corridor of park land cutting through Western Sydney’s dense and busy suburbs is set to be developed into a thriving urban farm, bolstering the city’s food bowl that is at risk of disappearing.
Ten days into summer, this year, the Bureau of Meteorology’s only weather station in Penrith, in Sydney’s outer west, recorded a temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius. The Penrith Lakes station is more than three kilometres from the city’s central business district, where temperatures would have been even higher.
PLANNING FOR HIGHER TARGETS: All eyes are on Sydney’s west as a site of huge growth but is all this new development equipped to cope with the impacts of climate change and other ecological pressures? The city of Parramatta certainly will, if Helen Papathanasiou has anything to do with it. City of Parramatta manager, environmental […]
Did you ever wonder why we rely on most of our progress in buildings and cities to be voluntary?
Some clever thinking and a lot of collaboration on a new development in Sydney’s western suburbs could be just the ticket for a model “science city” that is a great place to live and work.
Western Sydney Rising Series: With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, urban living labs are a vital tool in the battle to combat climate change.
With winter out of the way and warmer conditions now upon us, it won’t be long before waves of Sydneysiders start flocking to our city’s beaches. This is especially the case if you happen to live along the coast or within short distance to our famed watering holes, where enjoying a dip isn’t an all-day […]
Western Sydney could be sweating through as many as 24 days above 35 degrees a year by 2050 if the world fails to transition to a low emissions economy in the near future.
The federal government, NSW government and eight Western Sydney councils have struck a multi-billion City Deal that will see the development of a $7 billion Western Sydney Airport rail line, a Badgerys Creek “aerotropolis” and a $150 million liveability package. The 20-year agreement between federal, state and local governments puts into practice the Greater Sydney […]
NSW’s government architect has released a draft policy that aims to put green infrastructure at the heart of city-making.
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Research based on new Census data has shown that life expectancy goes down dramatically as you travel west in Sydney. At its most extreme the gap between average life expectancy in an Eastern Suburb of your choice and Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west is 20 years.