Sustainable cities

The article was wriiten by Peter Newman, who is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia that is funding infrastructure for the long term sustainability of Australian cities. He has recently returned from a North American tour promoting his two new books Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change and Green Urbanism Down Under, both written with Tim Beatley.

“The need for a federal response to sustainability has been growing and should a be critical part of the Gillard Government’s new term. The bipartisan House of Representatives Environment Committee wrote an exceptional report in 2005 called Sustainable Cities.1 It had a series of very good strategies and policy suggestions – most of which have not been implemented”

See more on More Than Luck: Ideas Australia Needs Now.


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