Lou Wilson

Conference paper

Industry Constructions of Waste in Building Life-Cycles: Zero waste and beyond?

This paper discusses research from an ARC funded project that is investigating ways to minimise waste from building conception to end of life.

Ecocents living: affordable and sustainable housing for South Australia

The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable...
Conference paper

A critical assessment of urban social sustainability

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 4 held in Perth from 24 to 27 November 2009. SOAC 4 was hosted by the University of Western...

Upward mobility and social capital: building advantage through volunteering

Recent studies by Mayer (2003) and Ironmonger (2002) have drawn attention to the social and economic value of social capital accrued from taking part in voluntary activities. This study examines the utilitarian value of social capital accrued from volunteering and membership of civic organisations. It...

An evaluation of the energy efficiency program for low income households

The primary aim of the Energy Efficiency Program for Low Income Households is to reduce financial hardship faced by low-income households as a result of rising energy costs. The program seeks to achieve its objectives through the delivery of energy efficiency services in collaboration with...