Australia

April 27, 2010, 1pm PDT
Peter Cock argues that Australia's suburbs can and should be transformed into more self-sufficient communities.
Sydney Morning Herald
April 13, 2010, 2pm PDT
Australian architects imagine futuristic density, from jellyfish-shaped cities on the ocean to cactus-like desert structures.
The Age (Australia)
March 10, 2010, 6am PST
Already criticized for its sprawl, the largest city in New Zealand is putting on its game face as it prepares to host its largest sporting event ever - the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The New Zealand Herald
February 22, 2010, 5am PST
Aquaponics offer urbanites a new way to farm sustainably in space- and resource-poor areas.
The New York Times
Feature
February 15, 2010, 5am PST
High-density development in Australia is causing more greenhouse gases than the suburbs, argues Dr. Tony Recsei of the group Save Our Suburbs, in this rebuttal of a blog post by Michael Dudley.
Tony Recsei
January 13, 2010, 1pm PST
McMansions are often thought to be a U.S.-only problem, but Australians have the largest homes in the world, with houses in the state of New South Wales averaging 262.9 square meters (around 2800 sq. ft.).
The Courier Mail
December 2, 2009, 11am PST
Australia's liberal party has just elected a climate change skeptic as its new leader, which could prove to be a challenge to its carbon reduction.
BBC News
November 6, 2009, 8am PST
Last month saw the debut of one of the world's longest footbridges, which also happens to be 100% solar-powered. 36,500 people are projected to walk across the bridge each week.
Inhabitat
November 4, 2009, 1pm PST
Golf courses use dangerous pesticides and hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to maintain their manicured look. Many people would like to change that. But some golf courses says you can have your cake and tee off, too.
Good
October 23, 2009, 6am PDT
GE is going to power the world's largest carbon capture and sequestration project for western Australia, in order to process natural gas from its Gorgon natural gas field.
Environment News Service
Feature
July 16, 2009, 5am PDT

Australia, like most of the world, is feeling the hurt of the economic recession. But the rebound is happening, a fact that's especially evident in the building and development world.

Angus Witherby
July 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
A perfect storm of projects, ranging from a new busway to an expanding sports arena, is just beginning to disrupt life in the village of Rozelle, Australia. Construction could continue past 2020.
The Sydney Morning Herald
April 30, 2009, 5am PDT
Transport Textbook maps new data about car ownership in Melbourne, and finds clear evidence that transit makes a difference.
Transport Textbook
April 28, 2009, 11am PDT
The government of New South Wales is considering a plan to remove fares for public transit.
The Daily Telegraph
April 16, 2009, 12pm PDT
Australian transport official Nick Dimonpoulos has called on better land use and long-term planning to avoid flooding and temperature extremes brought on climate change caused by land transportation-related emissions.
Transport & Logistics News
April 10, 2009, 9am PDT
With years of drought, recent deadly fires, outbreaks of pests and a multitude of other problems, Australia is becoming the poster child for what effects global climate change will have.
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2009, 9am PDT
Without a proper light rail system, Sydney will get left behind as other global cities progress into a diverse transit future, according to planning expert Peter Newman.
The Sydney Morning Herald
March 8, 2009, 9am PDT
Veteran Australian architect Philip Cox says Melbourne is long overdue for a makeover, and a move towards people-centric city development.
The Age
February 10, 2009, 12pm PST
If climate change is behind the horrific brush fires in Australia, then North Americans should be concerned about climatic changes killing off their own forests.
Daily Kos
February 4, 2009, 1pm PST
Australia's 12-year drought shows no sign of ending, and many are worried that the continent may be the first major victim of climate change.
Independent (UK)