Ross Wissing

Alternate Name:
Ross J. Wissing
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A tale of three cities

Djillong, the place where modern day Geelong stands, has been an urban centre for millennia. At the time of European colonisation, the traditional owners, the Wadawurrung, lived in low-density houses and gardens in settlements as large as most other sedentary communities across the world. Most...
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The crucial role of private domestic gardens in achieving sustainable cities: a model linking the person, Maslow’s Hierarchy and Millennium Ecosystem Assessment to sustainably meeting ecological and human needs

Over the past few decades, the act of engaging people in achieving sustainable cities has focused upon changing environmental values, predominantly through social networks and, increasingly, social practices. Despite increasingly higher levels of environmental awareness within the community, and reasonably consistent levels of community involvement...
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A framework to determine if Australia’s suburbs have ever been sustainable

Australia is a suburban society. It has been since Europeans came. Unlike many other urban societies at the time, there was no existing hard infrastructure to provide the essential needs of human urban life - clean water, food, shelter and waste management. These had to...