Week 12 Lectures 20/10/16 Waste by Angus Towart (Terracycle) Garbage does not exist in nature: every output can be used as an input for another (or the same) cycle. Australians send almost 10,000,000t of waste to landfill EVERY YEAR. Avoid the creation of garbage Waste has 3 characteristics: composition, features and intention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgiTKgqJl_c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh4F3sZNLqA   … Continue reading Waste


Urban Landscape Management

Lecture Week 12 by Paul Osmond Managing the Sustainable Built Environment: Urban Landscape Management “In the US, [and Australia] more than 80% of the population resides, works, and plays in environments intentionally created and managed by humans... Landscape management reaches far beyon landscape maintenance. It covers aesthetics/design, environmental processes, political processes, resources and finances, technologies, … Continue reading Urban Landscape Management

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Lecture Week 11 13/10/16 by Carlos Bartesaghi Koc Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUB) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_DTnOzYTR4 Currently, there exists a dichotomy between grey infrstructure used in cities, and green infrastructure used in regional areas. We need to change our thinking to allow a greater integration of these 2 types of infrastructure, especially in cities where the greatest … Continue reading Water Sensitive Urban Design

Sustainable Infrastructure and funding issues

Week 11 Lecture 12/10/16 by Anthong Sprigg (ISCA), Damien Smith (EY) and David Hong (EY) Why Infrastructure needs to be sustainable? - Anthony Sprigg What is unsustainable infrastructure? stranded asset financially - poor business case, social liscence, economic changes etc physically - natural hazards (including climate change) negatively impacting the majority to service the minority … Continue reading Sustainable Infrastructure and funding issues

Contaminates Sites: assessment, remediation and management

Lecture Week 11 11/10/16 by Garry Smith (Geosyntec) Originally, contaminated land management has been quite poor, and we recognise that som eindustries contaminate by the very nature of their activities. We now have procedures in place for finding contaminated sites to allow appropriate remediation. The first issue is therefore idnetifying where there ould be an issue, … Continue reading Contaminates Sites: assessment, remediation and management

Façade Design: A Perspective

Week 11 Lecture 10/10/16 by Brett Pollard (Hassell) Sustainability: A Perspective Some examples of buildings and their facade choice as a means to reduce internal heat load. 123 Albert Street, Brisbane https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0c/Rio_Tinto_Tower.jpg/250px-Rio_Tinto_Tower.jpg Double light scoop louvres used on northern facade, with a singlr light scoop system used on the western facade. SA Water Building faces due … Continue reading Façade Design: A Perspective

Towards a new vocbualary of urbanisation: bypass urbanism

Lecture Week 10 5/10/16 by Christian Schmidt (Zurich) "extended globalisation is the explosion of urbanisation" Planetary Urbanisation: the urban as process concentrated and extended urbanisation urbanisation has become planetary variegated patterns and pathways of urbanisation What does it mean to be urbanised? - Henri  Lefebvre material production - spatial practices production of knowledge - territorual … Continue reading Towards a new vocbualary of urbanisation: bypass urbanism

Sustainable Balance

Lecture Week 9 19/9/16 by Krishna Munsami (Building Scans) Energy, moisture and IAQ: the vital triangle See Krishna's earlier presentation here Empowering the principles of sustainable buildings: Moisture ingress (damp house syndrome) indoor air quality (sick house syndrome) energy efficient building envelope (thermal comfort) It's time to consider sustainability on a micro level, instead of just … Continue reading Sustainable Balance