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The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jul 2019

Institute endorses architects’ declaration of climate emergency

The Australian Institute of Architects has endorsed a declaration of a climate and biodiversity made by Australian architects.

The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 26 Jul 2019

Australian architects join global movement to declare climate emergency

Thirty architects and practices have become Australia’s founding signatories in a declaration stating “a climate and biodiversity emergency.”

The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.
The World | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Jun 2019

UK architecture firms declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Some of the UK’s biggest and best-known architecture firms have declared a “climate and biodiversity emergency” and pledged to strengthen working practices to help tackle it.

Large parts of Melbourne could be underwater by 2100, according to Coastal Risk Australia's modelling.
News | Josh Harris | 26 May 2017

Threat of rising sea-levels highlights the importance of resilient and adaptable built environments

New modelling has shown that large swathes of Australia’s cities could be underwater by 2100, raising questions about how built environment professionals should respond.

An aerial image of a partially-inundated Brisbane taken from the International Space Station during the 2011 floods that affected Queensland.
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 May 2017

Al Gore to headline Melbourne climate change and urbanization conference

Former US vice president Al Gore will be among the speakers at the Ecocity World Summit to be held in Melbourne in July.

An illustration shows how Queenslander houses would float using the pontoon device.
News | Louisa Wright | 14 Sep 2016

James Davidson Architect designs floating device for Queenslanders

Queenslander houses in flood-prone areas could soon float above floodwaters, using a pontoon structure designed by James Davidson Architect (JDA).

The Carbon Positive house by Archiblox is believed to be the world's first carbon positive prefab house, using recycled water and harvesting solar energy back into the grid.
News | Sian Johnson | 7 Dec 2015

GBCA introduces ‘net zero’ certification

Green Building Council of Australia to introduce new label to recognize buildings that have a neutral environmental impact.

This University Square proposal forms part of the City of Melbourne's $15 million plan to convert underused roads into green spaces.
News | Sian Johnson | 17 Nov 2015

Cashing in on parks and gardens

An Australian-first guide helps councils mount a business case for urban greenery such as parks and green roofs.

The carbon positive prefabricated house by Archiblox uses a retractable green wall to help shade the house.
News | Sian Johnson | 17 Nov 2015

Aus carbon positive house up for Sustainia Award

Archiblox’s carbon positive prefab house made the top 10 list for the international Sustainia Award, beating 1500 others.

The China Accord was signed by 52 key architecture and planning firms in the north-east Chinese city of Shenyang.
News | Sian Johnson | 2 Nov 2015

Designers from China, US commit to low-carbon future

Fifty-two Chinese and international built environment firms commit to ensuring new projects adhere to low-carbon standards.

Architecture the climate of the future
Conference | 20 Oct 2015

Architecture the climate of the future

The International Union of Architects’ symposium in Paris coincides with the UN Climate Change Conference: COP 21.

An overview of the proposal for University Square in Carlton to incorporate adjacent roads to increase its size by 40 percent.
News | Sian Johnson | 31 Aug 2015

Melbourne park to reclaim roads

Adjacent roads will be swallowed up by a lush green canopy to increase the size of University Square in Carlton by 40%.

The Western Australian state government unveiled a plan earlier this year to accommodate a population of 3.5 million in the Perth and Peel regions by 2050.
News | Sian Johnson | 10 Aug 2015

Perth heat death may double without density

Poor planning is turning Perth into an increasingly hostile environment, says environmental report.

An aerial image of a partially-inundated Brisbane taken from the International Space Station during the 2011 floods that affected Queensland.
News | Sian Johnson | 3 Aug 2015

Planners urge goverment action on climate

The Planning Institute of Australia has called for strong government emissions reduction targets to avoid dire consequences.

White Cliffs Solar Power Station in New South Wales was Australia's first solar power station. Built in 1981, it provided valuable data for researchers examining the capabilities of solar power.
News | Sian Johnson | 29 Jun 2015

Boost for Adelaide’s renewables plan

Adelaide City Council is offering incentives for the installation of energy battery storage systems.