27 Nov 2018

Cooling hot suburbs, low tech ways to save energy in pools and breakthroughs in wastewater treatments were highlights at the recent CRC for Low Carbon Living conference last week in Adelaide. Each pointed to the sound body of evidence underpinning good urban planning decision.

Article
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
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
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
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
09 Oct 2018

World’s biggest recycled water facility in the basement of a residential building.

Case study
08 Oct 2018

A program to support and endorse local governments in Western Australia for their leadership in creating water sensitive communities.

Case study
08 Oct 2018

Restoration of the Small Creek concrete channel to a more natural waterway, co-designed with the community.

Case study
08 Oct 2018

Real-world application of the CRCWSC’s research, highlighting that the transition to a water sensitive community can lead to genuine innovation if local citizens are engaged as partners in the process.

Case study
08 Oct 2018

Water proofing urban parklands using managed aquifer recharge (MAR).

Case study