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A 20-minute city sounds good, but becoming one is a huge challenge Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning, University of MelbourneOriginal article by The Conversation. Melbourne’s ambitions to be a ‘20-minute city’ aren’t likely to be achieved by its recently…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
200,000 cigarette butts in Perspex (Credit: City of Melbourne) The Council of the City of Melbourne is making big inroads into a worldwide litter problem, cigarette butts. The council is running a citywide program to recycle cigarette butts into plastic…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Pavegen walkway in Bird Street, London (Credit: Pavegen) What was once a grey and dull street connecting Oxford and Barrett Street in London has now become a showcase for clean, green city living and an oasis for shoppers. Bird Street,…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Farming the suburbs – why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, University of Sydney Some local councils are more tolerant than others in allowing residents to grow food where they want. dscribe Food provides the foundations for…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Is it a train? Is it a bus? Well, it’s kind of both. Developed by Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, the smart bus or Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) can be thought of as a train/tram that is able…
Published in Transport
  Hate sitting in traffic? Prepare to hate it some more after results from a recent study show that sitting in traffic can actually lead to weight gain and widening waistlines. These results are particularly alarming when you consider that…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) has recently launched its latest and final version of the CoastAdapt online tool. CoastAdapt was developed to allow councils and other organisations better understand and manage the risks that come with…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  New research from the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) highlights the important role local councils are playing in contributing towards Australia’s tourism industry. More than 250 councils contributed to the research which focussed on local government spend on tourism…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Imagine a city covered in trees, plants and shrubs. A city vibrant with bird life and whose buildings change colour and appearance with the seasons. You may not have to imagine for much longer as the Eastern Chinese city of…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Eigg, Solar Panels A small island off the west coast of Scotland is showing the world how remote communities can generate their own power from renewable resources whilst being completely cut off from the main power grid. The Scottish island…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
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