02 Dec 2018

It’s a cross between a bus and light rail, a new form of transport that promises greater flexibility  and a reduction in costs – it’s called the trackless tram.
Online bots are getting better at sounding human, because humans online are sounding more like bots. Media academic Charles Seife ponders the future of digital discourse.

Audio
30 Oct 2018

This paper is also an urgent call to heed the need for rapid proliferation of LCL principles and projects, and their mobilization across the built environment production system. It is a call to build an open market for this by creating the required regulatory and policy frameworks, and to remove all the overt and hidden ways in which fossil content is subsidised.

Discussion paper
25 Oct 2018

This report examines various aspects of Green Star Communities v1. The first sections deal with greenhouse gas emissions and building information modelling, and a review of the literature about Green Star Communities. The last sections comprise research which considers the Green Star Communities Submission guidelines, the Calculators, and usability.

Report
16 Nov 2018

The capacity of electricity infrastructure required for new precincts is often based on the types of customers that will occupy the new precinct and historical electricity use for each type of customer. However, modern energy-efficient precincts with local generation can have significantly lower demand than historical precincts.

Report
26 Aug 2018

The urban composting research symposium was held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Monday 27 August 2018 to showcase the research undertaken as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living funded project, RP2019 “Enabling carbon reductions through composting food waste for use in growing food”.

Discussion paper
13 Dec 2018

KEY POINTS

  • The operation of buildings accounts for almost a quarter of Australia's carbon emissions and over half of electricity demand 
  • Improving the minimum standards for energy efficiency in new construction is a key opportunity to reduce these emissions and reduce energy costs
  • We are working with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and
  • ...
Fact sheet
11 Dec 2018

Urban policymaking, plan-making and place-making in Australia could be about to get smarter, writes Peter Newton and Mark Burry.

Commentary
01 May 2018

Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Guide
11 Sep 2018

There is a consensus about the strategic importance of cities and urban areas for achieving a global transformation towards sustainability.

Journal article
23 Nov 2018

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices.

Reports