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The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient. At the same...
The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.
According to previous research by the SBEnrc, ‘The manufacture of buildings is defined as the manufacture of entire buildings, or components of buildings, in centralised facilities using repeatable processes based on traditional building techniques to achieve parallel construction outcomes, prior to transportation for erection on...
This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building Information Modelling (BIM) software packages.
Our cities were designed for a world of the past. Private cars now clog our streets during peak hour and most daylight hours on weekends. Some Asian cities are jammed 24/7. So what should we do? Build more roads? Or build for the fast changes...
What are offices doing to our health? Are they providing a healthy environment in which to be spending such a large chunk of our lives? Are they conducive to human sustainability? This book aims to be a guide to better, healthier offices.
This submission argued that the Commonwealth should support infrastructure works and a comprehensive infrastructure assessment of infrastructure on the Swan and Canning Rivers that is vulnerable due to climate change.
As the largest consumer of resources globally, the construction industry faces significant challenges due to future changes in resource availability. How might this complex industry achieve reduction of resource consumption and waste given the disconnections existing between stakeholders in the building procurement process and the...
The separation of Australian housing production from its consumption has long-term consequences for sustainability in the built environment, and for anticipatory adaptation to climate change. This article investigates how the institutional structure of the Australian private housing development industry influences its risk profile and its...
Knowledge and understanding about how the Earth functions and supports life create the foundation for ecological literacy. Industrialisation, urbanisation and population growth have resulted in changed relationships between many human communities and the natural world. A potential consequence is a compromised capability to make well-informed...