Tag: sustainability

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Urban planning and the university masterplan

Planning university campuses in the 21st century is an intensive exercise in innovation and Curtin University’s Greater Curtin Plan, which attracted the largest ever Smart Cities grant from federal government, is a high-definition example. Located in Perth’s middle suburbia, Curtin aims to serve not only its students, but the region in general, by acting as…

27 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Solar PPAs – working towards a more sustainable future

With the amplification of corporate sustainability commitments and an increasingly volatile energy market, many corporations are now looking at renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs), as a means of buying ‘green benefits’ for their brand and hedging against rising electricity costs. Even previously ambivalent companies are beginning to show a strong interest. Energy bills have increased…

19 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

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Social Policy

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Carbon tax repeal: What the industry is saying

Last week, the Australian government made one of its boldest moves in recent memory by abolishing the country's controversial carbon tax. Following through on one of Tony Abbott's main policies in his push for the prime ministerial office last year, the Senate voted 39 to 32 to end the tax, which had come into effect…

24 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

The future of Indonesian coal: Q&A with Ben Lawson

Earlier this year, Indonesia’s State-Owned Enterprises Ministry issued a regulation that requires all mining companies to dig deeper to explore the possibility of new mineral resources.  The director of the new mineral education program, Paul Lubis said Indonesia had estimated coal reserves of 130 billion metric tons, or enough to last for the next 100…

21 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

CSG industry ‘working well’ in Queensland

CSG training in Queensland seems to be paying off, with a new state government report stating regional projects are performing to expectation. The annual update assessed how well the CSG industry is managing the effects on groundwater resources from developments in the Surat Basin. Water is a primary by-product from CSG projects, although it is…

19 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Opinion: Sustainability – what it means

Antony Sprigg*, the CEO of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council, discusses the idea of sustainability and ways the transport and logistics industries can implement more sustainable initiatives. Sustainability is a word that means many things to many people. Importantly, it is ultimately not a vogue word, but rather a concept which should always be tested, revisited…

1 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Speaking notes: Achieving a globally competitive coal chain

In a recent interview with IMM Events, Andrew Woodley, Managing Director at Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique stated that "it is critical that we build a sustainable and well-respected industry made up of globally competitive mining and associated businesses." Andrew recently delivered a presentation at the 4th annual Mozambique Coal conference. His talk covered Rio Tinto's…

25 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Post event wrap-up: Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum

Over 120 mining executives and professionals attended the recent Katherine Regional Mining and Exploration Forum and contributed to the event’s tremendous success. The forum offered local businesses the opportunity to talk openly with mining and exploration company representatives, fellow suppliers and other interested parties about the opportunities and challenges of exploration in the region. Opportunities…

20 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Sustainable transport infrastructure, liveability, health and prosperity – an observation

By Greg Mews, Active Living Coordinator at the Heart Foundation and Adjunct Professional Associate University of Canberra Imagine a world of urban mobility where you don’t have to think about how much fuel costs today, about how long you will be stuck in traffic on your daily commute to work, about the perceived unsafe environment around your…

13 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Maritime Logistics 2012 – Key conference findings

By Dr Ada Ng, Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management,  Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Maritime Logistics 2012 was held on 30 and 31 January 2012 as part of the Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition. The conference addressed various challenges the shipping industry will be facing in the near…

13 Feb 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

“Sustainability is about business viability, not altruism.”

Rail transport is regarded as the most viable option to make mobility more sustainable on an economical, social and environmental level. We had the chance to speak with Ash Salardini, Economist at the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) about the chances and challenges that the concept of sustainability holds for the rail industry. Question: Sustainability is…

24 Jun 2011, by Informa Insights