The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable. But we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian cities.
Australia requires a minimum six-star energy rating for new housing. New homes average just 6.2 stars, so builders are doing the bare minimum to comply, even as the costs of this approach are rising.
Fires and building failures highlighted serious gaps in Australian building regulations. But recent revisions and recommendations still fall short of preparing our buildings for climate change.
The UK has made huge progress in decarbonising its energy mix, but the hard work has just begun.
Nigeria can make some changes to harness its energy resources and lower its carbon footprint while providing power to its people.
Why not turn the moat of parkland enclosing Parliament House into a new inner-city?