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Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).
This report argues Canberra has an opportunity to become a centre of innovation in living infrastructure (LI) through integrated planning for urban climate adaptation.
Recent experience shows that action to improve the efficiency and outcomes of city transport systems, linked to well-planned urban development, can deliver substantial economic, social and environmental benefits to the community and to government.
The Australian Capital Territory Government is...
Held in November 2014, the Inaugural CURF Annual Forum brought over 100 participants representing government, industry, academia and the community from the ACT and the Australian Capital Region to the University of Canberra.
The Forum was officially opened by the ACT Deputy Chief Minister...
This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia
Climate change poses major challenges for all countries, regions and cities. Canberra is no exception, and the imperative to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to unavoidable climate changes is becoming stronger.
Climate change adaptation is a relatively new area of policy, practice...
New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes.
“Location, location, location” is a time-honoured mantra for pricing property, but research shows buyers and renters are also...
This report analyses various measures under consideration by the ACT Government to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for the physical impacts of climate change (adaptation). Mitigation measures are assessed against the 2030 emission reduction target range for the ACT-recommended...
NatHERS software is a powerful, building physics simulation tool, developed here in Australia by CSIRO (and its predecessors) over the last several decades. In most parts of the country, all new homes have to meet a minimum NatHERS 6 star standard to be approved for...