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This thesis set out to form a bridge between the disciplines of architectural history, social and women’s history, building technology and environmental assessment, by investigating changes to existing houses over time and linking these with changes in lifestyle and technology.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” So said Friedrich Nietzsche, who wasn’t short on great thoughts.
While hospital knowledge precincts may not necessarily be the haunt of great philosophers, this research explores the importance of walkability in promoting ideas,...
The Government’s vision for Sydney is: a strong global city, a great place to live. To achieve this vision, the Government has set down goals that Sydney will be:a competitive economy with worldclass services and transport; n a city of housing choice with...
Key developments: on the way to Paris, what has changed since Copenhagen?
This year, the Climate Change Performance Index shows a new “record” in global energy related CO2 emissions. Similar records have been reported almost every year since the Index was started ten...
Evaluation of the CCPI
Since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index has been contributing to a clearer understanding of national and international climate policy. It is an important tool towards the various initial positions and interests as well as kept and broken promises...
Firefighters, emergency services and communities need to prepare for much greater bushfire risk from climate change, argues this report.
Key findings 1. Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Victoria and lengthening the fire season.Extreme fire weather has increased...
This presentation advocates cities that are compact, workable and diverse, the holy grail of city planning.
The Festival of Urbanism a series of talks on planning and making our cities visit www.festivalofurbanism.com
Supported by The University of Sydney, Henry Halloran Trust, Leo Port...
Professor Stephen Cairns reflects broadly on the principles of the 'open-city and how these might apply to urban renewal projects.
The Festival of Urbanism. A series of talks on planning and making our cities visit www.festivalofurbanism.com
Supported by The University of Sydney, Henry...
With the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) cut, many Community Housing Providers (CHPs) are considering whether developing affordable housing is a viable business option. This article explores the economics and identifies what CHPs need to consider in making this decision.
Examines the supply of, and demand for, private rental dwellings affordable to lower income households in 2011 and compared this with the situation in 2006.