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The glimmer of hope that is clean air

威廉希尔赔率分析In recent months we’ve unexpectedly had to reflect on our lives, work and health, our relationships, travel, neighbourhoods and our cities.

Zombie apartments: The new face of inner-city living

A 2017 United Nations report focused on the “financialisation of housing”, with structural changes where housing is treated as a commodity, a means of accumulating wealth and often as security for financial instruments that are traded and sold on global markets.

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Clare Parry: “Now that I live in a Passive House, I never want to move”

威廉希尔赔率分析Clare Parry, who will be a panellist at The Fifth Estate’s Flick the Switch event on 5 August, is a director of the Australian Passive House Association (and founding chair). She’s been weathering the lockdown periods in her recently built Passive House in Melbourne, and is thrilled not to be in the “dumb” double brick house she lived in before.

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Rainwater tanks for a greener future

There has been plenty of discussions recently about the benefits that will flow from the federal government’s HomeBuilder stimulus package. These range from new homes and renovations for Australians who…

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The truth behind the housing supply nonsense

威廉希尔赔率分析It is widely believed that Australian housing supply is constrained by planning regulations. In a new research paper out last month, I show that this belief is wrong. How can…

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Flick the Switch! A Fifth Estate symposium and ebook

威廉希尔赔率分析It’s the biggest, most exciting and critically important challenge we face in the built environment. How to Flick the Switch to a Net Zero future and all electric buildings and cities.

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Job movements and our pick of the jobs

威廉希尔赔率分析Job advertisements on SEEK are on the rise according to the company’s latest “employment snapshot” (a Covid-recovery fixture) but still at 68.3 per cent of pre-COVID levels. According to the…

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Tomorrowland19 – I, human

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Energy

McCain Foods go big in Ballarat with renewables

In the race to decarbonise the economy, industrial processing is a tough nut to crack given the amount of heat needed to process goods. But there’s signs of progress, with frozen food giant McCain Foods committing to what it claims is Australia’s largest behind-the-meter renewable energy system.

How Covid is changing the way we use energy

威廉希尔赔率分析As response to Covid-19 becomes the “new normal”, lots of people are predicting what will happen beyond the immediate crisis. The obvious answer is “it depends”. It depends on how governments, business and households react. The reality is there will be powerful competing forces.

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Business & Politics

Europe goes green in its Covid recovery

The European Union has thrown down a green gauntlet for its Covid recovery. Leaders reached a landmark €1.82 trillion budget and COVID-19 recovery package early on Tuesday morning based on…

McKinsey and Company joins calls for green recovery

Recent research by management consulting firm McKinsey and Company has highlighted the emergence from the Covid-19 shutdown as a pivotal moment in the climate emergency. The team says the post-pandemic…

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We need 3 things to deal with coastal erosion

威廉希尔赔率分析In these stormy days, one is reminded of Charles Dudley Warner’s quip: “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it”. This past week, much to the…

The glimmer of hope that is clean air

威廉希尔赔率分析In recent months we’ve unexpectedly had to reflect on our lives, work and health, our relationships, travel, neighbourhoods and our cities.

Australia: an emissions superpower

威廉希尔赔率分析The not-my-problem attitude to fossil fuel exports in Australia is making the country a major contributor to global climate change. Here’s why supply– not just demand – ought to be the target of climate action.

Here’s an idea: Let’s plant our way out of the Covid crisis

There’s never been more love and appreciation of green spaces from the community. So how can we achieve an environmental, economic and health “triple point score” by delivering more and better green space as part of the post COVID-19 recovery?

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Building

Social housing is not a bloody-minded numbers game

The truth is, governments have the power to solve social housing shortages and homelessness. But once social housing becomes a bloody-minded numbers game of delays, deficits, and denials, it invariably degenerates into the dark art of political obfuscation.

Are green building rating tools ready for a paradigm shift?

According to Professor Janis Birkeland, green building rating tools are improving but they are only improving upon a flawed conceptual model.  “As currently conceived, they only reduce ‘unsustainability’ – and at a slower pace than the environmental destruction caused by buildings”. 

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Zombie apartments: The new face of inner-city living

A 2017 United Nations report focused on the “financialisation of housing”, with structural changes where housing is treated as a commodity, a means of accumulating wealth and often as security for financial instruments that are traded and sold on global markets.

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Clare Parry: “Now that I live in a Passive House, I never want to move”

威廉希尔赔率分析Clare Parry, who will be a panellist at The Fifth Estate’s Flick the Switch event on 5 August, is a director of the Australian Passive House Association (and founding chair). She’s been weathering the lockdown periods in her recently built Passive House in Melbourne, and is thrilled not to be in the “dumb” double brick house she lived in before.

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Social housing is not a bloody-minded numbers game

The truth is, governments have the power to solve social housing shortages and homelessness. But once social housing becomes a bloody-minded numbers game of delays, deficits, and denials, it invariably degenerates into the dark art of political obfuscation.

We need 3 things to deal with coastal erosion

In these stormy days, one is reminded of Charles Dudley Warner’s quip: “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it”. This past week, much to the…

Are green building rating tools ready for a paradigm shift?

According to Professor Janis Birkeland, green building rating tools are improving but they are only improving upon a flawed conceptual model.  “As currently conceived, they only reduce ‘unsustainability’ – and at a slower pace than the environmental destruction caused by buildings”. 

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The glimmer of hope that is clean air

威廉希尔赔率分析In recent months we’ve unexpectedly had to reflect on our lives, work and health, our relationships, travel, neighbourhoods and our cities.

Zombie apartments: The new face of inner-city living

威廉希尔赔率分析A 2017 United Nations report focused on the “financialisation of housing”, with structural changes where housing is treated as a commodity, a means of accumulating wealth and often as security for financial instruments that are traded and sold on global markets.

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Bren Smith: Eat Like a Fish

威廉希尔赔率分析Many like to call themselves disruptors but Eat Like A Fish author Bren Smith is absolutely not the standard corporate disruptor-type who presents well in a suit.

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

威廉希尔赔率分析It can be hard to feel hopeful about the future of life on earth some days, particularly in the current political climate in most English-speaking nations.

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News From The Front

The glimmer of hope that is clean air

In recent months we’ve unexpectedly had to reflect on our lives, work and health, our relationships, travel, neighbourhoods and our cities.

Zombie apartments: The new face of inner-city living

威廉希尔赔率分析A 2017 United Nations report focused on the “financialisation of housing”, with structural changes where housing is treated as a commodity, a means of accumulating wealth and often as security for financial instruments that are traded and sold on global markets.

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Clare Parry: “Now that I live in a Passive House, I never want to move”

Clare Parry, who will be a panellist at The Fifth Estate’s Flick the Switch event on 5 August, is a director of the Australian Passive House Association (and founding chair). She’s been weathering the lockdown periods in her recently built Passive House in Melbourne, and is thrilled not to be in the “dumb” double brick house she lived in before.

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Want a marriage made in heaven? Try Passive House+

威廉希尔赔率分析Plans for one of the largest “passive house” social housing estates in Europe have been approved in Ireland. But the designers could still learn a thing or two about the…

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rainwater tank in front of pool

Rainwater tanks for a greener future

There has been plenty of discussions recently about the benefits that will flow from the federal government’s HomeBuilder stimulus package. These range from new homes and renovations for Australians who…

aerial view of land and water

The truth behind the housing supply nonsense

It is widely believed that Australian housing supply is constrained by planning regulations. In a new research paper out last month, I show that this belief is wrong. How can…

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Jobs and Business News

Kate Auty

Job movements and our pick of the jobs

Job advertisements on SEEK are on the rise according to the company’s latest “employment snapshot” (a Covid-recovery fixture) but still at 68.3 per cent of pre-COVID levels. According to the…

Read More »