The BedZED eco-housing development in the UK challenged planning regulations.
Traditional urban planning is being stretched by the pace at which renewable energy systems are being installed. New codes and guidelines are needed to manage emerging conflicts over land use.
Social media posts, such as this image uploaded to Flickr, can be repurposed for reef health monitoring.
Sarah Ackerman/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons
Mining social media posts from tourism hotspots such as coral reefs could turn tourists into environmental citizen scientists without them even realising it.
How the mighty dinosaurs would have walked millions of years ago.
Flickr/Ørjan Hoyd Vøllestad
The footprints of dinosaurs can tell a lot about how they moved about many millions of years ago.
Night-time lighting – seen here in Chongqing, China – is one of many aspects of city living that can make us more stressed.
Research shows planners and built environment professionals have surprisingly poor knowledge about how cities might harm mental health. The good news is that simple steps can make a big difference.
Women’s activism has indeed enabled progress to be made in norms and direct gender regulation, but it has not prevented, the growth of market liberalism that has increased regulation distance in many areas.
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The weakening of collective rights and employment protections has harmed the relative position of women in ways that have offset gains through changing values and individual rights.
Our research highlights that destructive leaders lack self-control especially when anxious and the difficulty of tasks is high.
Effective organisations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics.
Sam Best went to Africa for six months, in order to be exposed to prolonged instability.
James and Sam Best in Africa. Australian Story/ABC
James Best took his son Sam, who has autism, on a six-month journey to Africa. The lessons learnt may encourage a slightly riskier approach to parenting and education for some children with autism.
Be careful what you agree to, you could be cleaning the public toilets.
Thousands of people were caught in an online prank where they unknowingly agreed to clean public loos, because they didn't read the small-print. But then again, who does?
The Australian cricketers’ refusal to work is a potent form of player power, however the potential benefits may be illusory.
Professional sports is bucking major trends in industrial relations, such as a marked decline in both union membership and industrial disputes over recent decades.
Do company-owned stores really compete with franchisees?
Mitre 10 franchisees are calling for an end to company-owned stores, but they benefit from them too.
How much trickles down to her?
International tourism is a booming business, with tourists spending US$1.4 trillion each year. Who's benefiting from this outlay of cash?
Malcolm Turnbull announced the proposed changes in front of heavily armed special forces soldiers.
The effectiveness of the changes to the ADF's role in counter-terrorism operations will depend heavily on the willingness of state police to accept military advice and assistance.
Despite public perception, figures indicate that white collar workers are more likely to be a member of a union than people working in traditionally blue collar professions.
Union membership continues to fall, particularly within industries that traditionally claim a strong union heritage.
Starting from … Now! tells the story of four women in Sydney. It’s one of many successful web series transforming the TV landscape.
Starting from ... Now!
From a supernatural lesbian drama to lipsynching female comedians to a popular You Tube science show, Australian web series are thriving.
Male victims are most likely to be killed by somebody they know – usually a friend or acquaintance.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
As thrilling as they are for audiences, Australia’s musical theatre scene is dominated by productions honed on the West End and Broadway.
Musical theatre nominees at the 2017 Helpmann Awards are dominated by overseas productions. Our own productions need way more support to compete on the world stage.
A comparison of the Australian and New Zealand retirement systems.
While you can't say one retirement system is better than the other, Australia can learn a lot from New Zealand's simpler and more flexible system.
Michael Keenan claims an amnesty will help get illegal guns off Australian streets.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
Supporters of after-hours GP services say they reduce pressure on emergency rooms.
Nearly half of the surveyed patients who had used after-hours doctor services reported they would have attended an emergency room had an after-hours GP been unavailable.
Australia is falling far behind other countries in improving car pollution. ,
Australia's road emissions have plateaued – last year showed the smallest reduction on record.