Legacy Living Lab – visualisation of smart data and peer-to-peer trading of local renewable energy and alternative water systems from WGV and beyond
The White Gum Valley (WGV) and other projects in the CRC for Low Carbon Living have created rich data for energy and water systems in exemplar low carbon precincts. The stored and dynamic data have been retained through other projects. The utilisation of the data...
This guide has been developed to help speed a transition to sustainable urban development in two key environmental domains related to resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for Australia’s cities.
This project was carried out by UNSW Sydney and Swinburne University in collaboration with government and industry partners. This report briefly outlines the achievements of the project, incorporating several previously published reports and case studies in addition to two new case studies in Parramatta and...
This document is a resource for anyone planning or assessing new low carbon precincts. Its advice complements existing policy and may be of use to developers, planners, policy makers and the community—anyone who is seeking to understand how to create sustainable urban outcomes.
Cities across the globe are faced with combined issues associated with large-scale population growth, transportation system change, and re-configuration of urban form in the areas of housing, transport and industry. Research has demonstrated that the design of cities directly affects population health and is also...
Urban areas are responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions and the rapid growth in urbanisation presents a significant risk to cities. It is predicted that by 2030 more than 70% of the South African population will be living in cities. The decarbonisation of urban...
Food, water, energy, waste: an examination of socio-technical issues for urban prosumers: Part 2 (Results and Discussion)
The purpose of this paper (parts I and II) is to examine the socio-technical factors that affect urban food production and associated energy, water and waste services. Part I introduced the growing role of prosumers, discussed the context of the human relationship with food and...
Food, water, energy, waste: an examination of socio-technical issues for urban prosumers – Part 1 (Context)
The human relationship with food is an under-acknowledged contributor towards climate change and environmental degradation. However, citizens’ choices and actions regarding food consumption and production in urban settings are shaped by the economic, cultural and infrastructure systems in which they live.
The present study is aiming to pre-design and optimize a smart climatic street in Parramatta, named Phillip st., exhibiting high climatic, environmental, and energy performance. The specific objective of the study is to propose, investigate, and optimize the combination of advanced thermal mitigation and smart...