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to bolster our fragile road and rail system we need to add a ‘micro-mobility’ network

To bolster our fragile road and rail system we need to add a ‘micro-mobility’...

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In cities like Copenhagen that have good infrastructure for cycling.it’s an established commuting option alongside road and rail. Wikimedia Commons We all know the feeling. You’re on your way to an important appointment when...
our land abounds in nature strips – surely we can do more than mow a third of urban green space

Our land abounds in nature strips – surely we can do more than mow...

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Even the standard grassed nature strip has value for local wildlife. Michelle/Flickr You may mock the national anthem by singing “Our land abounds in nature strips” but what you might not know is how...
buried beneath the trees: a plan to solve our shortage of cemetery space

Buried beneath the trees: a plan to solve our shortage of cemetery space

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Aerial view of a proposed Burial Belt. Other Architects, Author provided (No reuse) There’s a lack of new cemetery space in parts of Australia but we could solve that problem by burying the dead among newly planted...
we have the blueprint for liveable, low-carbon cities. we just need to use it

We have the blueprint for liveable, low-carbon cities. We just need to use it

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Increasing heat in Sydney and other Australian cities highlights the urgent need to apply our knowledge of how to create liveable low-carbon cities.  Taras Vyshnya/Shutterstock Over the past seven years more than 100 research projects...