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Environment and sustainability

Bold, informed approaches to the complex environmental challenges facing our society

Right to Repair

Why we really need to be able to fix our stuff

We all have things that are broken around our homes. Old iPhones, microwaves, fridges, washing machines or everyday consumer devices, such as our fitbits, tablets and computers. If we can’t fix them, they usually end of going into the rubbish and then ending up as landfill. Did you know that there are over 140,000 tonnes of e-Waste generated by Australians every year?

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Reaching Net Zero and Becoming Carbon Neutral

In the race to take action against climate change a lot of terms are thrown around – “net zero”, “carbon neutral”, “carbon negative”. But what do they even mean? We unpack some of these terms and ask the question – what can humans actually do to reverse the negative impact on the environment?

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SEQ Olympic Planning

The 2032 Olympics: Urban and environmental planning matters

Mega-events cause extremes of excitement and anxiety for urban planners. Among mega-events, the Olympics is the rarest opportunity – most planners will never get to take it on. Those that do enter a rarefied space, where energy, money and ambition demand planning at a grand scale. Much like athletes winning gold, planners who deliver a successful Olympics secure a permanent professional legacy.

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Right to Repair

Why we really need to be able to fix our stuff

We all have things that are broken around our homes. Old iPhones, microwaves, fridges, washing machines or everyday consumer devices, such as our fitbits, tablets and computers. If we can’t fix them, they usually end of going into the rubbish and then ending up as landfill. Did you know that there are over 140,000 tonnes of e-Waste generated by Australians every year?

Read more

Reaching Net Zero and Becoming Carbon Neutral

In the race to take action against climate change a lot of terms are thrown around – “net zero”, “carbon neutral”, “carbon negative”. But what do they even mean? We unpack some of these terms and ask the question – what can humans actually do to reverse the negative impact on the environment?

Read more
SEQ Olympic Planning

The 2032 Olympics: Urban and environmental planning matters

Mega-events cause extremes of excitement and anxiety for urban planners. Among mega-events, the Olympics is the rarest opportunity – most planners will never get to take it on. Those that do enter a rarefied space, where energy, money and ambition demand planning at a grand scale. Much like athletes winning gold, planners who deliver a successful Olympics secure a permanent professional legacy.

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