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CRC for Low Carbon Living researcher and high-rise expert Dr Philip Oldfield was interviewed by UNSW Magazine about the rise of wooden skyscrapers. Aided by breakthroughs in the manufacture of materials, and a push for sustainable urban living, wooden towers have emerged at the cutting edge of community-friendly architecture. Read the full article here
Eighty Blue Mountains businesses have adopted low-carbon practices thanks to a CRC for Low Carbon Living project due to be rolled out across Australia this month.
Three times as many people die from heat-related deaths in Sydney’s west than its east during extreme temperature events, according to new research from the CRCLCL, University of NSW and Sydney Water. But the installation of more public fountains, ponds and mist could decrease extreme temperatures and reduce heat-related deaths by 50 per cent. Read more here
Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.
'Collaborating for Cooler Cities', Sourceable, 23 November 2017
It’s crucial that future urban developments have solid strategies to help cool cities, making use of ongoing research and statistics.
Low carbon cities are achievable through a committed, collaborative effort by government and industry, said UK urban innovation expert Mr Peter Madden OBE today at the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s (CRCLCL) annual forum.
'What could Australian cities look like in 2040', Pursuit Magazine, 12 November 2017
"Australian cities need to reduce their emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change, potentially profoundly impacting our future lifestyles." Read the full piece here
'3D modelling for sustainable urban planning', Sustainability Matters, 21 September 2017
The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) recently held a special symposium discussing exciting new research into Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) — a type of 3D digital prototyping that promises to be a game changer for planning future city precincts. Read the full piece here
'Precinct information modelling can help cities get to net zero', The Fifth Estate, 21 September 2017
3D precinct information modelling (PIM) could be a “game-changer” in the planning of future sustainable cities, according to new research from the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Read the full piece here