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Green MashUp: Retail in for big changes

By Tina Perinotto

22 January 2013 — Malls are disappearing and retail is transforming. Retail is likely to head back to its roots, to the days when it was about a relationship between the retailer and the buyer. That will change shopping malls and centres forever. Potentially, it could transform cities, end hyper-consumerism and create environmentally sustainable commerce.

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Penrith vision in major award

11 July 2012 – The jury citation for a major winner at the 2012 Australian Awards for Urban Design, “The Future of Penrith, Penrith of the Future” project, said the vision for the regional centre of Penrith had been created “by valuing the issues, observations and ideas of local inhabitants. The project “resulted in a […]

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Urban awards for Sydney and Brisbane

27 June 2012 – Sydney took home three of the four major awards and Brisbane the fourth at Tuesday  night’s  2012 Australia Awards for Urban Designs at a “who’s who” dinner in Canberra that also signalled the opening of the annual Built Environment Meets Parliament conference on Wednesday. The awards, hosted by the Planning Institute […]

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Meet 76 Berry Street, game changer

By Tina Perinotto 9 November 2011 – The upgrade of Local Government Super’s building at 76 Berry Street, North Sydney, will take a 25-year-old building off the grid, no tenants disrupted, and it will outperform the new six star NABERS Energy rating. And that’s just the start. In fact, this building outperforms on so many […]

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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.