01 Aug 2017

Rapid urbanisation generates risks and opportunities for sustainable development. Urban policy and decision makers are challenged by the complexity of cities as social–ecological–technical systems. Consequently there is an increasing need for collaborative knowledge development that supports a whole-of-system view, and transformational change at multiple scales. Such holistic urban approaches are rare in practice.

Journal article
25 Jun 2018

The UK’s first energy positive office, opened at Swansea University today, integrates a range of commercially available technologies to generate, store and release solar power.
The two-storey Active Office demonstrator, on Bay Campus, was built by SPECIFIC, an academic/industry consortium led by Swansea University and partners Tata Steel, BASF, Akzo Nobel and NSG Pilkington.
The 400 sq m block can accommodate 25 people and features a curved roof with laminated photovoltaic cells able to generate 22kW of power at peak output.

Case study
03 Oct 2008

This inquiry investigated the links between liveability and the competitiveness of the State, and consider ways in which the Government can best enhance Victoria’s status as an attractive, vibrant and inclusive place to live, while ensuring that sustainability issues are taken into account.

Report
31 Jul 2017

This paper argues that the issue with community participation is that we are trying to create sustainable outcomes that improve social and ecological wellbeing within the same worldview or framework that created the degradation.

Commentary
26 Sep 2017

The objective of this paper is to outline how the operation of the built environment can best contribute to the supply of diverse housing that supports affordable living outcomes.

Policy report
26 Aug 2016

Peter Newman from the CUSP institute discusses six principles of resilient cities: renewable and distributed energy, sustainable mobility systems, inclusive and health cities, disaster recovery, biophilic urbanism and a more cyclical and regenerative metabolism.

Video
05 Sep 2017

This video shows people that it’s possible to cut Australian cities’ greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2040, and helps people imagine what a low carbon future city might be like to live in.

Video
01 Jun 2017

The paper focuses on the global environmental governance and features of public participation as an integral element of sustainable development.

Journal article
22 Aug 2017

This guide highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.

Guide
11 Aug 2017

Shaping SEQ responds to a need for coordinated regional planning to manage growth sustainably, and ensure prosperity and liveability. It is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments.

Strategy
14 Jul 2017

As cities continue their relentless sprawl, how do we retrofit existing suburbs to move toward a sustainable future?

Article
08 Jun 2017

This interim review identifies key actions undertaken across the ten One Planet Living principles, and showcases projects that demonstrate the value and impact of the Geelong council’s commitment to One Planet Living.

Policy report