14 Jan 2020

The Brazilian Amazon Was In Flames, And Now Australia. But What Do Their Governments Have To Do With It?

Australia is witnessing the worst forest fires of its modern history, provoked by months of

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13 Jan 2020

Koalas Are The Face Of Australian Tourism. What Now After The Fires?

In 1936, The Evening News in Rockhampton wrote: The time has arrived when Australians must

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09 Jan 2020

The Beginning And The End Of Wildfires

Wildfires, forest fires, bush fires, or grass fires —all of these simply refer to uncontrolled

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08 Jan 2020

Australian Bushfires: In Fact, There’s Plenty We Can Do To Make Future Fires Less Likely

One of the dominant ideas buzzing around the internet is that there’s little we can

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04 Jan 2020

Australia’s Bushfires Are A Wake-Up Call: We Must Build A More Humane Economy Before It’s Too Late

Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril. Back in the

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14 Nov 2019

12 Simple Ways You Can Reduce Bushfire Risk To Older Homes

Seventy-five years of Australian research into how houses respond to bushfire has identified 21 main

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22 Apr 2019

Why Desperation Could Be The Key To Tackling Climate Change

Last October, something strange happened when the United Nations released a report saying we have

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09 Aug 2018

More Children Are Living In High-Rise Apartments, So Designers Should Keep Them In Mind

Australian cities are changing. Instead of families living in low-density suburban areas, more parents are

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23 Jul 2018

The Aim For Cities Of All Sizes To Give Everyone A Fair Go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world’s population will live in

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05 Jun 2018

New Zealand’s Pacific Reset : Strategic Anxieties About Rising China

China’s expanding influence is complicating strategic calculations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Small states, dependent on

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26 Mar 2018

Why All Big Cities Need For Democratic And Metro-Scale Governance

Infrastructure Australia has called for metropolitan-scale governance of Australia’s largest cities. The new report by the Commonwealth’s

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21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

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23 Oct 2017

What Our Cities Need To Do To Be Truly Liveable For All

Urban planners, governments and developers are increasingly interested in making cities “liveable”. But what features

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15 Jun 2017

Flat White Urbanism: There Must Be Better Ways To Foster A Vibrant Street Life

Iconic architectural pieces may attract large numbers of tourists but are not the only things

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11 Aug 2016

The Top 5 Most Reputable Countries In The World: What It’s Like Living There

When we talk about reputation, we think ‘image’, what a person is known and remembered

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26 May 2016

Bungle Bungle: A Geologist’s Playground In Western Australia

The Bungle Bungle Range, in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most fascinating geological

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03 May 2016

Can Australia’s Climate Change Mission Be Saved With Farming?

Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of

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25 Apr 2016

Remember ANZAC And The World’s Courageous Fallen

The first Anzac Day didn’t include a dawn service or the wearing of poppies; those

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12 Apr 2016

Making Your Cities More Beautiful With Living Heritage

Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.

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27 Feb 2016

Grow Your Own : Making Australian Cities More Food-Secure

Food security has typically been framed as an issue of global concern, concentrated within developing

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22 Dec 2015

How NZ’s Flag Referendum Can Be A Lesson To OZ’s

Late last week New Zealanders chose their preferred design for an alternative flag – if

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21 Dec 2015

What 2015 Looked Like In Visual Art

There are as many ways to summarise a “year in art” as there are eyes

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17 Dec 2015

How To Pioneer Efficient And Sustainable Community Living

For most of human history, we’ve lived in groups a lot larger than our family

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16 Oct 2015

When Will Federal Government Get Cities And Urban Policy

The appointment of a federal minister for cities and the built environment is a signal

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31 Jul 2015

Australia’s Queensland Set To Become Sunnier With Largest Solar Farm

A sea of glass panels may soon be sprawling across a paddock in Queensland’s Darling

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13 Jul 2015

Australia Could Become A Leader In Cybersecurity Research

Alex Zelinsky Chief Defence Scientist, Defence Science and Technology The national science and research priorities

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10 Jul 2015

How Australia Is Using Brilliant Research For Transport Problems

This article is part of the series on the Science and Research Priorities recently announced

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09 May 2015

Fast-Track Regeneration In Cities

London’s winning bid for the Olympic Games focussed as much on regeneration as on sporting

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03 Mar 2015

Melbourne, A City Perfect For Dating

Melbourne has just been voted the second best city in the world for dating. No

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03 Mar 2015

A Bird’s-Eye View Of Melbourne’s Transformation From 1945 To 2015

Just how much do you think Melbourne has transformed in the past 70 years? Now

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27 Feb 2015

Can Melbourne Lower Its Temperature By 7 Degrees?

The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.

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