Sustainability

Building cities for a changing climate

23 January, 2019 by Dr Anna Hurlimann and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers, University of Melbourne | Supplied by: University of Melbourne

Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change.


Nestlé taking steps to eliminate plastic waste

21 January, 2019

Nestlé has announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.


Renewables offer cheapest new-build power: report

18 January, 2019

The GenCost report estimates the cost to generate electricity from new power plants in Australia — with solar and wind technologies found to cost the lowest amount.


GHD awarded for pesticide container management project

17 January, 2019 | Supplied by: GHD Pty Ltd

Professional services company GHD won the Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid category award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management Awards.


CO2 recycling and pressure measurement in space

15 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The International Space Station moves around the Earth at some 400 km above its surface. As barely any oxygen is present at this altitude, it must either be supplied from the ground or generated on board.


GBCA's Romilly Madew named CEO of Infrastructure Australia

14 January, 2019

Upon assuming her new role in April, one of Madew's priorities will be assisting with the finalisation of the Australian Infrastructure Audit.


CEO Insights 2019: Chris Hoey, Bürkert Australia

07 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Chris Hoey talks about the Internet of Things, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and more.


'Carbon labels' could influence our food choices

18 December, 2018

Shoppers underestimate the difference their food choices can make to climate change, but they'll favour items with a lower carbon footprint if such information is on the label.


AI: the secret to smart cities

11 December, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Artificial intelligence is proving a key enabler of smart cities, with new sensing technologies designed to provide citizens with a safe and smooth experience as they go about their everyday lives.


New National Waste Policy to be based on circular economy

10 December, 2018

Australia's Environment Ministers have set a new unified direction for waste and recycling, agreeing to a National Waste Policy based on the principles of a circular economy.


Sunshine Coast named Smart21 Community for fifth time

07 December, 2018

The Sunshine Coast is one of three Australian regions named in the Intelligent Community Forum's Smart21 Communities for 2019.


New book on digital industry around the world

06 December, 2018

4.0 Sight — Digital industry around the world charts the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how countries around the world are digitalising.


WMAA asks Price to step up on circular economy

29 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Aust

The Waste Management Association of Australia calls on the government to introduce policies to incentivise the use of recycled material in Australia.


The business case for smart city transformation

28 November, 2018

Smart city investments trigger a cycle of economic growth — just as long as governments go about transforming their cities the right way.


Indigenous rooftop farm coming to Sydney

27 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Mirvac Ltd

Property group Mirvac has joined forces with cultural start-up Yerrabingin to bring to life an Indigenous rooftop farm concept in central Sydney.


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