June 26, 2016

A community can be defined as  the following:

  • a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common

  • a group of people living together and practising common ownership

  • a particular area or place considered together with i...

May 6, 2016

In December of 2015 the Better Apartments discussion paper findings were released. The project, a joint initiative of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, sought to kick start a state-wide convers...

April 21, 2016

 

 

Earth Day began in 1970 in the United States and became a global movement in 1990. 2016 marks its 46th year and as the world mobilises to address climate change and the associated effects of environmental degradation it is clear that it is more relevant than ever. 

 

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March 18, 2016

The energy efficiency of non-residential buildings is regulated through Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC). Section J2 of the code deals specifically with glazing and its  potential for unnecessary heat gains or losses. So why a whole section for the gla...

February 1, 2016

Report by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy and the University of California, Davis concludes that increase in bicycle and electric bike (e-bike) use can reduce expenditure and emissions in cities. Costs take into consideration include vehicle purch...

November 18, 2015

 

Our ultimate aim is co-creating sustainable communities. What is co-creation?

Some definitions from various sources:

 

“Co-creation is much larger than just engagement. It’s bringing together different ways in which people can contribute. It’s about the human experience,...

November 3, 2015

 

On September 25, 2015, world leaders at the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They have been a 4-year effort of collaborative review, negotiations and public voting to create a common set of goals for all communities to thrive.

 

We are en...

November 3, 2015

The word ”sustain” comes from the Latin sustinere, which means "hold up, hold upright; furnish with means of support; bear, undergo, endure". Sustinere is made up of the root word sub "up from below" + tenere "to hold". (source)

In their 1987 report “Our Common Future,”...

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