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Australia warned on sea-level rise and extreme weather

The devastating effects of hurricanes, floods and storm surges currently impacting the US, Caribbean, Cuba and Bahamas could soon be felt by Australian cities if we don’t urgently focus on adaptation and resilience.

Trees bring $636 million of annual value to large cities

Trees in megacities are providing services worth an estimated US$505 million (AU$636m) a year for each city, according to new research published in journal Ecological Modelling, and there’s plenty more room to scale up our green ambitions.

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Would more people buy solar panels if they were green?

Green solar panels that blend in with nature; red solar panels on a terracotta roof; white solar hidden on a wall. Researchers have discovered a way to turn typically black and blue solar panels a shade of green, and potentially any colour imaginable.

SkyConnex next for Sydney?

While we’ve been busy working out how driverless cars will fit with our evolving world and how we need to repurpose our buildings and cities to fit – just a fragment of the topics at our upcoming Tomorrowland event – some people have been working on flying cars.

The art of storytelling

We know that storytelling is the secret to influence and there is nowhere we need that more than in the urgent need for climate action.

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10 examples of urban food policies: Feeding the cities, part 2

Feeding our cities in a way that regenerates the planet’s ecology is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity. Many cities are developing policies to tackle this issue, while others have not even begun to consider it.