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The amount walked on an average day by those with good local accessibility at home or near where they worked or studied was around 12 minutes. Those with limited access to local facilities walked only seven minutes.
Shoddy building construction, particularly in apartments is the topic de jour. How bad is it, who’s to blame and how to fix it? They’re the burning questions
As advancements in technology bring about change in the education sector, Architectus principal Ruth Wilson says that building design must also adapt.
Next week the Council to Homeless Persons will convene the Victorian Homelessness Conference to discuss options for ending homelessness. Nowhere is there any mention of, or provision for discussion about, public housing.
Australia is in the midst of a great energy transition. The nation’s entire coal fleet will close over the next few decades, and the government must urgently improve its policy response or electricity consumers will continue to suffer.
A report from The Australia Institute rejects government claims new dams are not being built, saying at least 20 to 30 large private dams have been constructed in the Murray-Darling basin in recent years.
A Net Zero Momentum Tracker initiative has been established by ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute to track emissions reduction commitments made by major Australian companies and organisations, as well as state and local governments.
Two controversial reports with wordy titles were released within a month of each other this year: the report from the “Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry” (Feb 2019); and a “Building Confidence Report Implementation Plan” (March 2019). Banks and Building.
You would think a city that each year hosts Australia’s largest conference for people with disability would be the most accessible for all people. Not according to our research which highlights 119 issues that need fixing if Geelong, Victoria, wants to be a model “city for all”.
For autistic children, online social interactions can be just as fraught as those in the offline world. The community at Autcraft, which is built around a customised version of the popular game Minecraft, has set out to create a safe virtual playground.
There’s a lack of new cemetery space in parts of Australia but we could solve that problem by burying the dead among newly planted vegetation belts near our towns and cities.
What a wondrous sight in cities across Australia last Friday with protest marches demanding action against climate change.