Knowledge

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19 Jun 2018

Google to run the waterfront of Toronto

By Chris Maher

Sidewalk Labs will help transform Toronto into a smart city, using sensors to monitor a variety of interactions in order to collect data that will create efficiencies for the city.

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19 Jun 2018

Inspiring research through art at Harry Perkins

By James Edwards

Five Western Australian artists express their support for medical research by decorating lab coats for the Harry Perkins Institute.

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19 Jun 2018

What is Constructuring?

By Philip Parker

Fusing the worlds of construction and manufacturing is a process known as constructuring.

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19 Jun 2018

6 ways reverse innovation could improve our hospitals

By Ron Bridgefoot

Reverse innovation in Australian healthcare can bring valuable lessons into hospital design and patient care from developing countries.

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19 Jun 2018

Universal Basic Income

Replacing traditional welfare programs, a Universal Basic Income (UBI) would provide all citizens with a set amount of earnings, irrespective of work undertaken (if any).

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14 Jun 2018

Not just child’s play - designing childcare centres

By Jerry Cherian

The Australian child-care industry is thriving, creating opportunities for centres to invest in designs that enrich the childcare experience and contribute to a better built environment.

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14 Jun 2018

Naming rights (and wrongs)…

By Alex York

The Walt Disney Company made Australian headlines this month when it picked up the naming rights for The Etihad Stadium. But such naming rights are by no means a new thing; similar deals have been taking place for more than a century…

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01 Jun 2018

The Amazon Tax

News has broken that Amazon will no longer allow Australian shoppers access to its US website.

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25 May 2018

World Environment Day

By Jacinta Houzer

Humans are both the users and creators of their environment. Therefore, the need for environmental protection and improvement is of vital importance, and to highlight this, the United Nations have established a World Environment Day.

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23 May 2018

A view from inside Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Plaza

By Michael Cooper

Managing Director, Caillin Howard met with BrandSA this month to discuss the latest developments on one of Hames Sharley’s most exciting current projects; Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Plaza.

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21 May 2018

Laying the tracks for great Transit Oriented Developments

By Chris Maher

For today’s developers, urban planners and governments, development around transit areas requires extremely careful planning. Here we explore the key principles that will allow projects to truly serve and support their surrounding communities.

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21 May 2018

Why cultural diversity is vital in design

By Michael Cooper

Cultural diversity is a critical consideration in the design sector. As our industry looks inward in an attempt to close the diversity gap, we recognise a number of advantages that a more multicultural workforce provides in enabling communities to flourish.

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21 May 2018

International Cultural Diversity Day

By Jacinta Houzer

Held annually on the 21st of May, the first International Cultural Diversity Day took place in 2003 as a result of the United Nations adopting the Universal Declaration for Cultural Diversity.

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21 May 2018

Mitigating the potential threats of Artificial Intelligence on our cities

By Jacinta Houzer

It’s predicted that robots and Artificial Intelligence will play a large part in our lives by 2025, but as anyone who’s seen a Terminator movie knows, these are exactly the kinds of technology prone to misuse or mishap. Here we investigate a report highlighting the potential use of Artificial Intelligence for malicious means.

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21 May 2018

Uber and above

By Jacinta Houzer

Ride-sharing service Uber could soon disrupt the transport sector again with a new project, Uber Elevate.