Vanessa Rauland


Influencing change through a low carbon schools community program

In January 2016, a two-year Low Carbon School Pilot Program (LCSPP) was developed and launched in Perth, Western Australia. A total of 15 schools participated in the pilot - 10 primary schools and five high schools from around seven different local government areas. The aim...

Mainstreaming sustainable precincts: sharing experiences

When progressive developers and early adopters attempt to push boundaries and test innovative new approaches to delivering precinct-scale eco-infrastructure,they invariably hit a range of obstacles.

Low carbon, high performance schools: national survey results on attitudes toward the role of the built environment and sustainability on learning outcomes

This report presents findings of a survey of 120 people across Australia who are connected to schools, and examines their beliefs, attitudes and experiences relating to the impact of their built environment on health and learning outcomes.
Journal article

Sustainability in an emerging nation: the Bhutan case study

This paper seeks to show how one emerging nation can model an operational sustainability policy.
Conference paper

GRID: A new governance mechanism for financing eco-infrastructure at the district scale

The combined challenges of climate change, finite resources, population growth and aging infrastructure demand a shift toward more resource-efficient, low-carbon sustainable cities. This may be achieved through new forms of eco-infrastructure delivered at the district scale. Despite considerable success in numerous demonstration projects globally, such...