Built Environment Category

Are we back to a market driven sustainable property revolution?

The re-establishment of the axed ‘Climate Commission’ as a privately funded ‘Australian Climate Council’ to me is a clear sign that we are back in the mindset of ‘we are going to do something, regardless of political action for sustainability’. It is one of the beauties of democracy. So is this a sign that our […]

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Bad urban planning makes us fat

A very big and very bold statement but apparently it is backed up by research. The question is – is it the designers or the policy makers fault? Another great article from The Fast Company site again, this time finding some research from a “group of University of California, Berkeley, researchers wanted to see if […]

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Sustainable companies of the future will build loyalty through less not more

And it probably isn’t too far into the future. Patagonia are already starting to build loyalty with it’s ‘Please don’t buy this campaign’ from late last year and I am sure there are many more. But what would it mean for the property industry, for building owners? What are the new models of the property […]

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Cundall pulls off an awesome one of a kind global event

Yesterday across the globe in celebration of World Green Building Week Cundall hosted simultaneous(ish) Cool Wall workshops in all our offices. We asked over 400 participants what they thought would drive sustainable building design in 2020. Thanks to all the awesome Cundallites across the globe the workshops were a resounding success with lots of great […]

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Time to beef up Sydney – lessons from Hong Kong

I heard an interesting fact over the weekend – over 3 million people live above the 14th floor in Hong Kong. Wow, that’s almost 2/3rds of the population of Sydney living above the 14th floor. It got me thinking, how does Sydney compare to Hong Kong. Hong Kong has a population density of 6,100 people […]

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Beautiful photos of abandoned America – loads of natural capital value

I found these amazing photos by Matthew Christopher on a Fast Company Co-Exist article. The article points out that the abandonment of some of these places has happened over the years as developed countries chased the cheaper alternative of being able to manufacturer stuff in developing countries for a fraction of the price. They are […]

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The future of construction, lessons from SpaceX

As part of my McKinsey 12 Disruptors impacts on the property industry I wrote about the impact of advanced materials, robotic construction and 3D printing. Fanciful school boy dreams maybe but in an industry that has a lot more money than construction some of these ‘Tony Stark’ dreams are coming true. Image from treehugger.com Elon […]

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