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Cities and how to live in them

24 November 2011 “In 1960 we saw a change of paradigm – towards more automobile-centred cities,” Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl told the audience at the State of Green – Denmark Forum earlier this week. “In 2010 we saw another change of paradigm – towards more people-centred cities.” In Copenhagen, where Gehl is […]

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Beyond Sustainability: Architecture in the Renewable City

By Peter Droege 7 November 2011– From his forthcoming book chapter Droege, P. (2011). Beyond Sustainability: Architecture in the Renewable City. In Crysler, C. Greig, Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen. Eds. Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage Publications. www.renewablecity.org New concepts enter architecture, landscape and urban design. Mitigation, adaptation,  zero-emissions, […]

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News from the front desk: Issue No 77

The ugliness myth, challenging new ratings schemes and a survey for our readers 2 November 2011 – The image here is beautiful, right? The recession-era throw-up job next to the Gold Rush Victorian era extravaganza is just plain ugly, right? Not according to Ivan Rijavec. Rijavec, in typical style, has thrown down the gauntlet on […]

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A carbon price: it’s through

By Tina Perinotto

12 October 2011 – The Clean Energy package has sailed through the Lower House, Jillian Broadbent from the Reserve Bank has been appointed to head the new $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Tony Abbott may not be able to repeal the carbon price as he claims. The consensus? An historic day.

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News from the front desk: Issue No 73

Unstoppable green army, nasty unsociable media, Coburg project and more 7 October 2011 – Some wonderful news on the advancing army of green professionals: unstoppable, it seems. It is growing in confidence and numbers and now income. If all keeps travelling in this trajectory there will soon be a shortage, so educators be warned.

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World Green Building Week in Carlton

20 September 2011 – Melbourne’s Carlton Eco Neighbourhood  project which educates residents in sustainability issues will be launched on Friday 23 September. The project  involves training 12 new residents in the Carlton Housing Redevelopment to become experts in the state-of-the art sustainability features of the new buildings at 522 Drummond St, 151 in Princes St and […]