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Dumb buildings won’t make for very smart cities

Dumb buildings won’t make for very smart cities

Hobart recently unveiled a “smart bin” trial that could see bins deployed across the city that can advise when they’re full and need emptying outside of the normal schedule.

The Fifth Estate’s top 10 stories of 2018

1 The end of recycling? Why Australia is at crisis point Alas, sometimes things need to be broken for us to realise that we need to make changes. 2 Strongbuild falls as…

Impact real estate in 2019: Precincts and partnerships

Impact real estate in 2019: Precincts and partnerships

There are some stunning examples of precincts in the Netherlands that accommodate a more holistic set of human needs – something for Australian precincts to aspire to?

Views from the World Architecture Awards 

Views from the World Architecture Awards 

Brisbane based architect Mark Thomson has just come back from judging a segment in the World Architecture Festival in Europe. While he was there he also gave two presentations to the UN General Assembly in Geneva and had a big look around at what countries on the far side of sustainability are doing on the ground. He’s feeling humbled.