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The mayors of Bogotá, Cape Town, New York City, Paris, Portland and Seoul explain why climate change and social inequality must be tackled together.
In poorer parts of the world, urban experts say efforts to improve cities with cutting-edge technology can run into challenges, particularly when applied in slums.
“A 24-hour smart water meter can only be possible if you’re connected to the water system in the first...
Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...
Smart Cooling in the Tropics (SCIT) was a project whose main goals were to create energy savings and improve human thermal comfort in low income households located in Darwin, Australia. The project was funded through the Australian Government’s Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP). The...
There is concern that rising electricity prices in Western Australia have a particular impact on the standard of living for those with fixed incomes. One group thought to be particularly affected are senior citizens. This paper describes a trial that assessed the impact of SMS...
Ken Maher suggests that the architecture profession is well equipped to help government address one of the most critical challenges of our time: delivering affordable, amenable and sustainable housing that underpins strong communities.
This inquiry investigated the links between liveability and the competitiveness of the State, and consider ways in which the Government can best enhance Victoria’s status as an attractive, vibrant and inclusive place to live, while ensuring that sustainability issues are taken into account.
This article demonstrates that climate change is exposing and exacerbating vulnerabilities within the structure of the Wheatbelt, which, in turn, is undermining the viability of traditional modes of family farming and forcing many farmers out of the agricultural sector.
Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.