Add more products
Aside from the Prime Minister abandoning the nation as it burned, other Liberal Party ministers have handled the situation equally as ineptly, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark.
With a growing reliance on connected systems within our smart cities and places, how do we build in cyber resilience?
The Design and Building Practitioners Bill currently before the NSW Parliament must heed the lessons of the Banking Royal Commission or the bill will fix nothing and make things worse.
Fears of a loss of confidence in the construction sector have unfortunately come true. Our research suggests a lack of reliable information about building defects is a critical factor in the crisis.
We rely heavily on emergency services to protect people and property, but strategic land-use planning can improve resilience and help reduce the risk in the first place. This would mean giving more weight to considering bushfire hazards at the earliest stages of planning housing supply.
The government is responding to increasing concern about the faltering economy by accelerating A$3.8 billion of infrastructure investment into the next four years, including $1.8 billion for the current and next financial years.
We have developed a water-resistant MOC, a “green” cement that could go a long way to cutting the construction industry’s emissions and making it more sustainable.
A recent event addressed the fact that the world's liberal democracies are faltering. Many of the problems that result from this are acutely felt in cities.
Indigenous voices are finally being acknowledged as important voices in Australian galleries and museums.
In yet-to-be-published research* on behalf of a local council, we asked 75 children aged 7-12 from ten primary schools in a disadvantaged area of Sydney to map what they value in their local area.
Public resistance to so-called infill development is unlikely to be overcome without a major change in how cities approach urban densification. We advocate greenspace-oriented development, or GOD, which provides substantial, public green spaces to serve surrounding higher-density neighbourhoods.
Our research is interested in the faltering starts people make in transitioning from motor vehicles to bikes. We have taken a lead from research into smoking, which sees failed quit attempts not as failures but as necessary steps on the road to success.