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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.

Senator Kim Carr among more than 30 speakers at PVC AUS 2018

05 March, 2018

The two-day vinyl conference will bring together Australasia's vinyl value chain from 14–15 March at the Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney.

The Green Light Tour is Australia's urban greening roadshow

02 March, 2018

The 202020 Vision — an initiative to increase and improve urban green space by 20% by 2020 — is back on the road for its third urban forestry roadshow since 2014.

Melbourne's laneways go green

02 March, 2018

Four laneways in Melbourne's CBD have undergone a green makeover as part of the $1.8 million Green Your Laneway pilot program.

Encouraging Australians to embrace electric vehicles

20 February, 2018

Evenergi's Charge Together program will involve a social media and marketing campaign to identify prospective EV buyers and undertake consumer research to help understand the barriers for uptake.

Get a glimpse of the ARBS 2018 Speaker Series

19 February, 2018

The ARBS 2018 Speaker Series will host an array of topics and management issues focusing on innovative technologies and emerging trends in the built environment.

NZ launches electric car share program

16 February, 2018

Yoogo Share is claimed to be the Southern Hemisphere's biggest deployment of pure battery electric cars and largest pure EV car sharing model.

Rethinking future cities

13 February, 2018 by Adam Fennessy, EY Oceania Leader – Future Cities

To create better cities, we must improve our understanding of their complex and dynamic nature. Adam Fennessy, EY Oceania Leader – Future Cities explains.

Ethics-first builds for smart cities

07 February, 2018 by Associate Professor Nick Falkner, Director, Australian Smart Cities Consortium

A smart city is one where we use the best in technology in conjunction with the resources we already have to improve quality of living and drive economic development, according to Associate Professor Nick Falkner, Director, Australian Smart Cities Consortium.

Westpac office receives highest Green Star rating in Australia

24 January, 2018

Westpac Group's fit-out in Tower Two of Barangaroo's International Towers Sydney has received the highest number of Green Star points achieved by any office fit-out in Australia.

Tracking smart cities' performance

15 January, 2018

The National Cities Performance Framework has been published by the Australian Government to track the progress and performance of our largest cities.

Australian cities ranked 'middle of the road' for sustainable transport

21 December, 2017

Brisbane leads Australia for sustainable and effective transport according to the 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index from design consultancy Arcadis. Hong Kong topped the index and seven out of the top 10 spots went to European cities.

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