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Three times as many people die from heat-related deaths in Sydney’s west than its east during extreme temperature events, according to new research from the CRCLCL, University of NSW and Sydney Water. But the installation of more public fountains, ponds and mist could decrease extreme temperatures and reduce heat-related deaths by 50 per cent. Read more here
Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.
'Collaborating for Cooler Cities', Sourceable, 23 November 2017
It’s crucial that future urban developments have solid strategies to help cool cities, making use of ongoing research and statistics.
Low carbon cities are achievable through a committed, collaborative effort by government and industry, said UK urban innovation expert Mr Peter Madden OBE today at the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s (CRCLCL) annual forum.
'What could Australian cities look like in 2040', Pursuit Magazine, 12 November 2017
"Australian cities need to reduce their emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change, potentially profoundly impacting our future lifestyles." Read the full piece here
'3D modelling for sustainable urban planning', Sustainability Matters, 21 September 2017
The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) recently held a special symposium discussing exciting new research into Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) — a type of 3D digital prototyping that promises to be a game changer for planning future city precincts. Read the full piece here
'Precinct information modelling can help cities get to net zero', The Fifth Estate, 21 September 2017
3D precinct information modelling (PIM) could be a “game-changer” in the planning of future sustainable cities, according to new research from the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Read the full piece here
New 3D digital prototyping promises to be a game-changer for planning future city precincts, or engaging the community, to ensure they are both sustainable and carbon neutral.
The Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) research, funded by the CRC for Low Carbon living (CRCLCL) and involving industry and academic partners, is being discussed today at a special industry symposium: Using Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) to Support Carbon Management.
Video: possible scenarios for our future low-carbon cities, Cameron Jewell, The Fifth Estate, 7 September 2017
"We can cut city carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2040, but the way we do it will profoundly alter how our cities look and operate, according to research led by the University of Melbourne’s Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab." Read the full piece here
Federal policy on the urban island heat island effect is a sorely missing piece of the puzzle to cool our cities, according to the CRC for Low Carbon Living chief executive Professor Deo Prasad.
Professor Prasad joined experts at last week’s Cooling Cities National Forum in Sydney to debate how to tackle the growing urban heat island effect problem, and to launch a new national guide on urban cooling strategies.