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03 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia .


Briefing paper

15 Jun 2017

In the context of energy reforms to address peak electricity demand in Australia, this briefing paper provides a critical review of cost-reflective electricity pricing policy and the potential impacts of heatwaves and other extreme heat events in vulnerable households.

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Conference paper

20 Jul 2015

Globally, gardens are popular attractions with recent research finding that the botanical garden in Cairns is one of the city’s top attractions. Capitalising on the garden’s tourism appeal offers another opportunity to enhance the city’s attractiveness as a tourism destination, but also raises a...

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19 Nov 2014

Abstract: In the 1980s religious and ethnic persecution in Bhutan resulted in the exodus of around 100 000 Bhutanese of ethnic Nepali decent. Despite sometimes appalling conditions in the camps, the Bhutanese refugees saw education as a high priority and initiated programs that...

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