Nuffield Scholar Jan Vydra hopes a planned urban farming campus in Melbourne will be followed by others in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. Picture: David Geraghty
A FIRST-generation Melbourne farmer wants to share his knowledge on urban farming by building a university-like campus in every major Australian city.
Green walls at Lendlease's Barangaroo offices.
More than a breath of fresh air, green offices can boost workspace productivity and save organisations thousands of dollars by dramatically reducing illness and absenteeism.
The Infrastructure Australia report made some key recommendations for green infrastructure. Image: EPA
(IMAGE: A Wind Farm | Wikimedia Commons)
One of the biggest wind farm projects in the country has been approved by the NSW Government, with the company behind the venture saying it will increase the likelihood of Australia hitting renewable energy targets.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre reflects nature at all angles. Image: Charles Wright Architects, photography by Patrick Bingham Hall
Here are five sustainable building trends that will prove to be popular throughout 2018.
Auckland’s urban ngahere comprises all trees, other vegetation and green roofs in existing and future urban areas.
If you’re going to build something like a car park, why not make it beautiful?
This is the philosophy of Maitland’s Bob Dennerley, a craftsman with a passion for creativity and design.
Bob is urging the Hunter’s city planners and politicians to push for vertical gardens on multi-level car parks.
If there was ever any doubt about the need for green infrastructure to complement Sydney's building boom, the scorching heatwave that cooked the city earlier this month should have cured it.
In the first week of 2018, Sydney baked through 40 degree temperatures, while Penrith, in the city's west, clocked in at the hottest place on earth as the mercury hit 47.3 degrees.
IT’S not often that someone’s success could do them out of a job, but that might be a distant possibility for Mosman’s Mark Paul and his rejuvenation of the iconic Qantas First green wall.
The 2012 Australian Horticulturist of the Year — who backed the honour up with the 2014 Community Award of Excellence — aims to maintain the sweeping wall of greenery less and less, while returning the wall to its almost self-sustainable roots.