Professor Peter Newton is a Research Professor in the area of sustainable built environments at Swinburne’s Centre for Urban Transitions. Here he has led ARC Discovery Projects on Sustainable Consumption as well as Green Economy Transition and AHURI and CRC SI projects on urban (greyfields) regeneration. Professor Newton is also a Research Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, where he has researched and published on decarbonisation of housing, transport and precincts in cities. He is a research partner in the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
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Low Carbon Readiness Index: a short measure to predict private low carbon behaviour

Highlights Low Carbon Readiness Index (LCRI) is a three-item measure of low carbon strivings. LCRI predicts reported low carbon behaviours, and reduction in actual energy use. LCRI can be used to develop low carbon policies and monitor their implementation. Abstract

Towards zero carbon - regenerating our cities

This video introduces CRCLCL's projects exploring new instruments to engage stakeholders in redeveloping sustainable neighbourhoods.

Composting as everyday alchemy – producing compost from food scraps in twenty-first century urban environments

As outlined in this chapter, the achievements of large, high density cities prove the success of managing the problem of food waste by involving residents in reforming their food scraps into the valuable product of compost. In addition to offsite composting, onsite composting would appear...

Precinct design assessment: a guide to smart sustainable low carbon urban development

This guide has been developed to help speed a transition to sustainable urban development in two key environmental domains related to resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for Australia’s cities.

Decarbonising the built environment: charting the transition

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. It identifies innovative and effective pathways for decarbonising the built environment from applied research undertaken by the Co-Operative Research Centre...
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