Joining In Great Leadership On Climate Change

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future.

What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?

It may well be come from sleeping giants.

Picture of delegates at Islamic International Climate Change Symposium, Istanbul, 17-18 August 2015

International Climate Change Symposium 17-18 August 2015, CC BY Islamic Relief

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Goals For Planning A New Urban Development – Or Home…

Picture of bland medium density development and street

Recently completed residential units in Kingston, ACT, Australia. (I could have chosen some even newer and more boring ones in the same suburb, but these were handy.)
Image by Gillian King, CC BY-NC-SA

In my last post I wrote about the current and emerging complicated and complex challenges for urban planning and development and how collaboration can address these challenges – and get good outcomes.

If you were planning a new urban development – or a new home – what would be your goals for addressing these challenges?

Think about it for a moment.

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What Is The Key To Successful Sustainable Urban Development?

I was recently involved in consultation Woman showing frustration and holding on to hairabout planning for a new suburban development.  We were responding to a proposal from a developer.

Most of us involved do not have any problem with development per se, especially increasing density in existing urban areas. That’s because it can be an exciting step forward in Continue reading