The transport sector accounts for almost a quarter of our total climate emissions, and more than half of these come from private vehicles. New Zealand has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, but this won’t happen without a substantial reduction in private...
This report provides an accessible review of the transmission and distribution networks and energy retail markets in eastern and southern Australia over 2019 and the early months of 2020.
This report draws on research and practical experience to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods in new greenfield suburbs. The report outlines opportunities for collaborative approaches to create local environments that support ‘living locally’ and, with that, stronger social connections and...
In May 2016, the City of Yarra, in partnership with Cities of Melbourne, Moreland and Brimbank, the Green Infrastructure Research Group, and the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action, commenced the ‘Embedding Green Infrastructure Best Practice Toolkit’ project. The toolkit was developed over two years via...
This paper describes an innovative approach to using and triangulating geospatial data, community perspectives on urban greening and community shade mapping activities to develop a shade mapping and (walking) route comfort model for a city.
It is critical that we understand best practices and the barriers cities face when it comes to making infrastructure and their connections climate-resilient. The report outlines the progress that cities are already making, and provides practical recommendations on how to overcome these challenges and improve...
This issues paper illustrates the influence infrastructure assets have on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and sets out opportunities to prioritise emissions reductions towards achieving net zero emissions in the planning, designing, building and operation of infrastructure.
Field investigation of biogenic corrosion of mortar specimens at North Head Wastewater Treatment Plant
This report outlines the results if a three-year study into biogenic corrosion of mortar in an aggressive environment. While concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the transportation and treatment of sewage, it is subject to rapid decay under in a sewage...
This report provides suggests ways for cities to build better relationships with our natural assets through green infrastructure at the same time as fostering stronger, more resilient communities.
Creative spaces for nature: how creative organisations and artists can support biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystems
As a guide to the ways in which the creative sector can respond to the biodiversity crisis, this report focuses on green infrastructure, single-use plastics, and the move away from unsustainable sources, such as palm oil.