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    How Australian cities are adapting to the Asian Century
    How Australian cities are adapting to the Asian Century

    The impact of the Asian Century on Australian cities defies both dystopian claims of a “Chinese takeover” and utopian visions of a harmonious urban multiculturalism.


    How BIM is changing the face of architecture
    How BIM is changing the face of architecture

    Historically, architectural design has relied on envisioning the building based on sketch, physical models and drawings. However, as the existing conceptions of practices continue to be broadened and challenged, innovation is now a key element for the architectural services sector to meet the challenges of fast-moving change.


    3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings
    3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

    While agriculture and manufacturing have increased productivity 10-15 times since the 1950s, construction remains stuck at the same level as 80 years ago.


    Abolish stamp duty. The ACT shows the rest of us how to tax property
    Abolish stamp duty. The ACT shows the rest of us how to tax property

    Grattan Institute’s State Orange Book 2018 shows that if state treasurers relied less on taxes that hurt the economy and more on the ones that are the very best they could provide a huge boost to their economies.


    Trails on trial: which human uses are OK for protected areas?
    Trails on trial: which human uses are OK for protected areas?

    Roads are one thing, but what about a simple bike trail or walking track? They let in people too. But they are harmless, right?


    Flushing out the connection between design and functionality
    Flushing out the connection between design and functionality

    With the average person spending approximately 2208 hours on the toilet in their lifetime, the ‘water closet’, while ordinary, is inarguably one of the most vital inventions in human history.


    Ideas of home and ownership in Australia might explain the neglect of renters’ rights
    Ideas of home and ownership in Australia might explain the neglect of renters’ rights

    In Australia, when we think of home, we think of ownership. This normalisation of home ownership is reflected in the “Great Australian Dream”, the belief that it’s the best way to achieve financial security.


    How the Internet of Things is keeping Sick Building Syndrome at bay
    How the Internet of Things is keeping Sick Building Syndrome at bay

    By leveraging the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), building managers can accesses data gathered by occupancy sensors installed anywhere within a building so they can gain a more accurate picture of where, when, and how building spaces are used at any given time.


    Earth’s wilderness is vanishing, and just a handful of nations can save it
    Earth’s wilderness is vanishing, and just a handful of nations can save it

    Just 20 countries are home to 94 percent of the world’s remaining wilderness, excluding the high seas and Antarctica, according to a new global wilderness map.


    The new electric vehicle highway is a welcome gear shift, but other countries are still streets ahead
    The new electric vehicle highway is a welcome gear shift, but other countries are still streets ahead

    Perhaps buoyed by a 67 percent increase in the sale of electric cars in Australia last year, the federal government has announced a A$6 million funding injection for a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle recharging stations.


    Making developments green doesn’t help with inequality
    Making developments green doesn’t help with inequality

    Around the world, new developments are increasingly framed as sustainable to both policymakers and prospective buyers. However, recent concerns suggest social inequality often results.


    Australia's dangerous fantasy: diverting population growth to the regions
    Australia's dangerous fantasy: diverting population growth to the regions

    A dangerous fantasy is taking hold in Australia: that government policy can divert population growth from our bulging capital cities to our needy regions.


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