06 Jun 2017

Radiant cooling and heating has the potential for improved energy efficiency, demand response, comfort, indoor environmental quality, and architectural design. Many radiant buildings have demonstrated outstanding performance in these regards, and application of the technology in commercial buildings is expanding.

Research report

Effective water management is essential for the day-to-day functioning of our city and its resilience in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks.

Website
01 Jan 2016

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a free feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.

Video program
12 Apr 2018

A small environmental organization has taken on Germany’s powerful auto industry in court and has begun winning limited bans on heavily polluting diesel vehicles. Some analysts say this may be the beginning of the end for diesel automobiles in Germany and the European Union.

Article
01 Feb 2018

Viable urban areas need access to safe, reliable and a ordable water and sanitation services. Water is critical to all life—it sustains our communities, our economy and the environment on which we depend. Given this, water utilities are a critical part of our cities—delivering services today and helping maintain our future health, wellbeing and prosperity.

Discussion paper
01 Mar 2018

Climate change and population growth pose significant challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, stormwater and waterway systems. If these challenges are not effectively managed, communities will face water shortages and restrictions, devastated parks and gardens, flooded streets, destroyed waterways and escalating water bills.

Guide
31 Mar 2018

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy.

Research report
01 Aug 1999

Does good urban design pay – and if so, how? This was the simple question the Property Council of Australia asked in supporting this research report. The answer is startlingly simple. The Design Dividend project set out to link good urban design to good financial returns and it demonstrated full correlation between the two factors.

Research report
01 Jan 2009

This study seeks to update the Economic Value of Design 2007, in order to reflect the significant economic changes that have occurred since it was produced. The principal aim of this research has been to explore the role of good design in a challenging market.

Research report
01 Jan 2016

This work explores how and where architecture is, can and might help to transform our cities, towns and regions. It explores the social, technological and economic shifts that the sector is exposed to; the policy context in which the sector is positioned; and it offers some thoughts on where fields of growth for the sector may lie.

Discussion paper