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Does manufacturing locally mean lower emissions?

Does manufacturing locally mean lower emissions?

Alan DaviesJul 1, 20137 Comments

The inputs used to manufacture Wimbledon tennis balls collectively travel 50,000 miles. But looking at the length of the supply chain is a poor indicator of their carbon footprint

Do Awards tell us what good architecture is?

Do Awards tell us what good architecture is?

Alan DaviesMay 23, 20137 Comments

The 2013 architecture Awards season is getting into full swing across the nation. It's timely to ask if Awards tell us much about what good architecture is or if they're just about appearances

Is public transport as green as you think?

Is public transport as green as you think?

Alan DaviesDec 4, 201221 Comments

It's true emissions from public transport aren't as low relative to cars as is popularly imagined, but the savings are still significant. And there are other good reasons to invest in worthwhile transit services.

Do rainwater tanks save water?

Do rainwater tanks save water?

Alan DaviesMay 3, 201217 Comments

Research published in the latest issue of the journal Geographical Research

Are we really living sustainably?

Are we really living sustainably?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 20127 Comments

If we could significantly increase population densities and get many more people out of their cars and into public transport, we’d go a long way toward making our cities sustainab

Is the centre of the world the neighbourhood?

Is the centre of the world the neighbourhood?

Alan DaviesMar 7, 201214 Comments

One of the most enduring and pervasive ideas in urban policy is that cities should consist of numerous self-contained and self-sufficient neighbourhoods. With urban villages anchori

Is there more to architecture than sustainability?

Is there more to architecture than sustainability?

Alan DaviesMar 5, 20125 Comments

RMIT’s Design Hub revisited: is green turning red?

RMIT’s Design Hub revisited: is green turning red?

Alan DaviesFeb 9, 20124 Comments

It seems I was right to raise concerns about the green credentials of RMIT’s new Design Hub. Following publication of my article on Tuesday,

Are McMansions about class warfare?

Alan DaviesJul 18, 201113 Comments

There was a very interesting trans-blog discussion over the weekend about one of my favourites topics – McMansions. It started earlier in the month when Helen at

Is the new Population Strategy.... strategic?

Alan DaviesMay 15, 20114 Comments

There are two things the new population strategy the Federal Government released on