Month: January 2018

Sustainable Cities: Melbourne, Australia

The southern Australian city of Melbourne is home to 4 million people. The city has long been a leader in sustainability in Australia and around the world. Australia's first 6-star green star-rated building was constructed in Melbourne and has become a design basis for many other new buildings around the city and around the country. ...


Why Megacities Need to Plant More Trees!

New research has found that megacities would be dramatically healthier for urban populations if they planted more trees in and around cities. Who'd have thought it?! A megacity is generally defined as a city with a population greater than 10 million and they are home to nearly 10% of the global population. The vast majority ...

What Are The Sustainable Development Goals?

There are 17 in total. All designed to enable continual forward advancement at a time of increasing environmental degradation, a growing global population, and economic uncertainty. "The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity" - The United Nations ...