Buffer zones are commonly applied to wastewater treatment plants to manage the area impacted by odour. They require a large area with land use controls to exclude odour sensitive land uses, such as residential. How that land is best used depends, in part, on community needs and values.
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With regard to separation of food scraps for composting, this research identified that there are two important aspects often overlooked when the focus is only on behaviour: 1. Policy makers need to ensure that there are socio-technical systems supporting diverse groups of people...Read more
The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. There are at least six forces that are expected to disrupt the urban mobility landscape. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy, through to vehicle electrification, mobile computing, the...Read more
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Case study of a stormwater project in Orange, NSW. Storm water is routed to an existing facility which filters to create potable water. The report covers drivers, costs, innovations, outcomes and learnings.
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