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Water conservations negative impact on our infrastructure

When systems thinking isn’t used we end up with unintended consequences. When we intentionally fix one part of the system we can unintentionally negatively impact another part of the system. In this case water conservation and damage to our sewerage infrastructure. There seems to be a bit of water theme happening at the moment, this […]

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Versus – Part 1, Variables for the Property Industry

The first step to transformative scenario planning is to establish the variables that could impact our industry or society over a defined time frame. We do this collectively in our workshops but for the sake of a blog I have taken some of the most common variables from our workshops that affect our industry. Scenario […]

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“How Australia survived peak oil” – release date 2030

It still surprises me that the impact of oil security and future oil price is not widely discussed in the planning of our towns, our residential developments and the future of our everyday lives. Australia’s self sufficiency in meeting our demand for oil and other refinery feedstock production sits at around 66% in 2010, dropping […]

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Is the solution the problem? The fate of the Hyacinth Macaw.

Is sustainable thinking isolating parts of our system that are inherently linked – sustainable food system, sustainable property, sustainable population growth. Whilst our system is potentially too ‘large’ for any one person or team to cope with we are isolating possible combined solutions. The hyacinth macaw from central Brazil is in decline and researchers have […]

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