The reality of living with 50℃ temperatures in our major cities

The reality of living with 50℃ temperatures in our major cities

The reality of living with 50℃ temperatures in our major cities Sydney is facing 50℃ summer days by 2040, new research says. Andy/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Liz Hanna, Australian National University Australia is hot. But future extreme hot weather will be...
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) & the Planning System (Victoria)

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) & the Planning System (Victoria)

With the annual Stormwater Victoria Conference held at Lorne last week, it is a good time to look at Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) or Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) as it is referred to in Europe. WSUD is becoming an integral part of the development...
We should create cities for slowing down

We should create cities for slowing down

Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology and Mirko Guaralda, Queensland University of Technology Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings. The people who inhabited Middle Earth for hundreds of generations slowly...
Extreme weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely

Extreme weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely

Associate Professor Grant Blashki, Chris Jensen, Dr Ann-Maree Graham, Dr Kevin Fergusson, Dr Trent Penman, Professor Peter Doherty, AC and Professor Richard Eckard Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and...