The great Australian dream is a quarter acre block in the suburbs with a hills hoist out the back and space for the kids to play outside. Or is it?
The Grattan institute recently conducted a survey of more than 700 people in Melbourne and Sydney to determine what attributes they looked for in housing - and what was available.
The results show that more Australian's are willing to make trade-offs when it comes to the size and type of housing they live in, if other amenities can be gained.
The report highlighted a significant shortage of semi-detached homes and apartments in both middle...
Posted by: PatrickGreene
July 1, 2011 |
Peter Head, a Director at the engineering consulting firm ARUP is one of the world’s leaders in sustainable urban development.
In his paper ‘Entering the ecological Age’ Peter Head sets out a vision for sustainable cities of the future. He concludes that we can – and must, transition to a mode of development that allows us to live within environmental limits of resource use. He shows how this can be done by addressing key themes of Energy, Waste, Water, Food production,
He addresses the key themes of Carbon emissions, Ecological Footprints, Transport, Water and Waste, Energy, Food...