Safety among the gum trees for Wye River
Our leading bushfire risk expert Justin Leonard has been working with the community and a wider Advisory Panel to develop a set of voluntary guidelines that will help improve the townships resilience to bushfire.
The planner’s new best friend: we can now track land-use changes on a scale of centimetres
Constant, complex changes in cities and mine sites are hard to monitor. Drawing on digital aerial photography, it's now possible to track land-use and vegetation changes in areas as small as 10-20cm.
Preparing people for urban growth
The only thing certain is change. But in the face of urban growth and associated chronic stresses, how do we strengthen our resilience, preserve community wellbeing and foster acceptance of change?
Welcome to the city machine
Increasingly, throughout the world, cities are being thought of not just as haphazard groupings of population, but as machines for creating prosperity and productivity.
Urban Living Labs: a laboratory for living better
Put simply, an Urban Living Lab is a carefully selected urban development designed to test innovations that promote human wellbeing and urban sustainability.
Mining data from aerial photography of cities
The high quality digital photography available in the modern world allows unparalleled opportunities to monitor and analyse urban environmental changes. Scientists are using supercomputers in this way to inform planning for more liveable cities.