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Industry and education join forces to prepare workforce of the future

10 August, 2018

A new partnership with Siemens and Swinburne University is set to encourage innovation and prepare the workforce for the digital transformation of industry.

7th Australian Industrial Ecology Conference program released

20 July, 2018

The 7th Australian Industrial Ecology Conference will be held from 19–21 September at Rydges Parramatta.

City of Sydney addresses energy efficiency, problem polystyrene

17 July, 2018

Buildings across Sydney are set to undergo sustainability performance ratings and assessments, while UTS will look at recycling and re-using polystyrene.

National Energy Efficiency Conference: registrations, award nominations open

02 July, 2018

The National Energy Efficiency Conference will take place from 19–20 November at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Partnership to promote sustainable Olympic Games

28 June, 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and C40 Cities have committed to partner on climate transition by working towards a sustainable Olympic Games.

Making Sydney a more sustainable tourist destination

22 June, 2018

Hotels, event centres, museums and tourism bodies have joined forces with the City of Sydney to make the city a more sustainable destination for business and holidays.

IKEA announces furniture take-back service, plastic ban

22 June, 2018

Sydneysiders can now give their unwanted IKEA furniture a second life by bringing it back to the store to be sold on to a new customer.

Smart Cities Week is coming to Australia

20 June, 2018

Australia's first Smart Cities Week will be held in Sydney from 29–31 October 2018.

Funding announced for 13 resource recovery projects

20 June, 2018

The resource recovery infrastructure projects will share more than $4.2 million from Sustainability Victoria's Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.

Collaboration to spotlight sustainable commercial buildings

24 May, 2018

All 4 to 6 Star Green Star ratings will now feature on Commercial Real Estate's Building Profile pages.

Residents of Fremantle wanted for renewable energy trial

16 May, 2018

City of Fremantle residents who own renewable energy and alternative water systems are invited to take part in a new trial being led by Curtin University.

ARBS 2018 is almost upon us

26 April, 2018

ARBS 2018 will open its doors at the ICC Sydney from 8–10 May, featuring over 300 exhibitors offering access to the latest in HVAC&R in the Southern Hemisphere.

Starting the clock on the 30-minute city

10 April, 2018 by Stephen Taylor, City Executive – Sydney, Arcadis Global Cities Program

The '30-minute city' concept — the idea that we can engineer our cities so that home, work and play are all accessible within 30 minutes — is gaining currency around the world.

Visit Tesla's 'Big Battery' and other energy projects

03 April, 2018

The 2018 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition is giving attendees the chance to see some of South Australia's major energy projects up close.

Resilience in a changing world

01 April, 2018 by Will Symons*

Resilience is about more than simply the avoidance of risk; rather, it is about using smart strategies to help prevent risks from unfolding and about how we can aim to optimise infrastructure to help make cities more successful.

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