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March 17, 2020

Making the most of Coronavirus self-isolation time!

While the Coronavirus pandemic is undoubtedly a scary and challenging time for the world community, and particularly those who lose loved ones to the virus, we could prepare for how...
Energy and Renewables
June 5, 2019

Renewables successes and opportunities – that come from strong goal setting. (Simplified!)

Recently through one of our staff members we have become aware of some fantastic websites that share a wealth of information about Australia’s energy market and climate change performance, in…

Liveable Communities
March 15, 2018

Sustainable communities – Mandating Residential Growth Zone percentages

I was watching Four Corners and Q+A Monday night about population growth, the spread of the boundaries of our major cities, the pace of transport and community infrastructure construction, and…

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November 15, 2017

Liveable communities – Interface Councils Liveability Snapshop indices

As a quick starting point in measuring liveability the following is one set of indices proposed in the Interface Councils Liveability Snapshot 2017 (from Table 2 – page 8). The…

Liveable CommunitiesSustainable development
November 6, 2017

Liveable communities – Growth Area jobs through high density protected crop (glasshouse) farming

We have a growing traffic and long commute time issue throughout our cities including surrounding our new, low density, predominantly residential, subdivisions. A basic contributor is people leaving their local…

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October 27, 2017

Liveable Communities – Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index is an index that measures the capacity of a society across three broad categories: its capacity to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, to…

Liveable Communities
October 19, 2017

Liveable communities – transport options for the last mile

Transport options for the last mile. See below for the rules applying to different devices. Maybe it would be easier to just set a 10km per hour limit on shared…

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October 19, 2017

Liveable communities – new growth area subdivisions

A collection of thoughts on the run to contribute to more liveable communities: Melbourne is relatively flat. Our new growth area subdivisions can be like Copenhagen with bikes to get…

Sustainable development
October 6, 2017

UN Sustainable Development Goals directly relevant to Australian communities

In September 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda delivered 17 Sustainable Development Goals with 169 targets. Below I have listed some SDG targets…