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Research

The Biocity Studio conducts research through collaborations and partnerships with various private, government and academic organisations.  We regularly conduct short courses, workshops and presentations.  Our partnership with the University of New South Wales resulted in the establishment of an annual Biocity Studio subject in the School of the Built Environment.  This Studio won the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects New South Wales Research and Communication Award in 2007.

This cross disciplinary Studio challenges students to rethink conventional fossil fuel based urban design, policy and planning in order to tackle the spectre of environmental, geopolitical and cultural crises expected with climate change and peak oil. Premised on the idea that cities are living, metabolising biotopes whose futures are dependent on embracing wholistic bio-cultural programs, participants are required to research, debate and present design and policy solutions for sustaining cities.

The following presentations are illustrative of the studio outputs.

2008 University of Adelaide

Biodiversity Crisis

Student name not available
Tags: Biodiversity, Culture/Education Comments(0)

Do you know what is “biodiversity”? Answer: Biodiversity is the variety of life: the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Biodiversity Crisis | Biocity StudioView more presentations from Biocity Studio.

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Waste Recycling

Liyana mohamed Yusof
Tags: Governance, Waste Comments(0)

The local government or council can’t afford to manage the waste management as efficient as today OR Council can’t pay the levy on your behalf anymore OR There is no one to collect our waste weekly anymore. Waste Recycling | Biocity ...

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Transport Issues in Adelaide

Hantao Wei
Tags: Built form, Design, Transport Comments(1)

By Encourage People use More Public Transport Instead of Cars A better, reliable and efficiency public transport system come up improve the system now adjust + regulate but HOW? Transport Issues in Adelaide | Biocity StudioView more presentations from Biocity Studio.

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Adelaide’s transport Twenty minute city

Student name not available
Tags: Transport Comments(1)

The “20-minute city “ no more National transports analyst Austroads: -Adelaide's morning traffic crush had increased by 30 per cent since 1997/98 -Adelaide rush hour holds up motorists by 44 seconds for every kilometres travelled compared to 33secs/km in 1997/98. ...

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Energy in the City of Adelaide

Student name not available
Tags: Energy, Renewable Energy Comments(1)

Adelaide is faced with an energy crisis, with only 200 years of coal, 50 years of natural gas and 35 years of oil supplies left. The government encourages and facilitates the development of renewable energy. We can also help by ...

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Economy

Tsai hui chu
Tags: Economy Comments(0)

South Australia currently is experiencing strong economic growth in mining, defence, industry sectors, construction, finance and insurance. This strong performance over the past eight years is due to employment being up by 14%, business investment up by 126% and retail ...

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Water / Wastewater – groundwater levels, dry land salinity and drought in Adelaide

sindy chung
Tags: Waste, Water Comments(0)

Adelaide’s main source of water comes from the River Murray and the Mount Lofty catchment area and connects to the reticulation system. Urban stormwater is a major input to surface water with a number of natural creeks discharging to stormwater ...

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Metropolitan Adelaide

Nawaf Alhajaj
Tags: Built form Comments(0)

Metropolitan Adelaide built form is mainly influenced by the topography. The highest percentage of population growth was recorded between 1910-1940. Metropolitan Adelaide Urban / Built Form | Biocity StudioView more presentations from Biocity Studio.

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Waste and Recycling

Tim Clark
Tags: Pollution/Chemicals, Waste Comments(0)

This presentation discusses waste avoidance, reduction, recovery-material and energy and why it is necessary. We need to use our resources more efficiently and become eco-efficient. Waste Recycling | Biocity StudioView more presentations from Biocity Studio.

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Adelaide – a green city?


Tags: Pollution/Chemicals Comments(0)

Adelaide suffers from air, light, water and noise pollution. 70% of the air pollution is from transport, the key emissions that impact air quality are carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen. South Australia wastes over $5 million dollars per year on ...

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Waste Recycling

liyana mohamed yusof
Tags: Waste Comments(1)

Each household produces 681kg of waste per year. South Australia’s landfills create 60 million cubic metres of landfill airspace. The state is one of the best at recycling and manages to divert 65% recyclable from the landfill. One of the ...

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Urban Process Research: Transport

Hantao Wei
Tags: Transport Comments(0)

Social, economic and environmental factors will fundamentally change the nature of urban transport systems and the way we use them. Demographic change, aging population, peak oil, reliance on fossil fuels, climate change and technological changes will be imposed as a ...

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Australia Governance


Tags: Governance Comments(0)

The commonwealth of Australia is a Federative constitutional monarchy under a parliament democracy. In 1987, The Hawke government decentralized part of the federal government’s power from 28 departments to 18. This was to decrease corruption, despotism and increase in efficiency ...

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Urban Process: Food & Agriculture

Carina Green
Tags: Food Comments(0)

South Australia’s agricultural industry has had booms and downturns in the past. Agriculture and food production affects transport, pollution, water usage, waste, erosion and soil/topsoils. The food to energy output is 1 calorie of food energy produced is equal to ...

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Biodiversity in Adelaide

Student name not available
Tags: Biodiversity Comments(1)

Biodiversity is all forms of life and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Adelaide once had a rich variety of wildlife, now it is under serious threat today. The loss of biodiversity has been caused through European settlement ...

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Adelaide’s Transport – Rail, Air, Bus, Car

Student name not available
Tags: Pollution/Chemicals, Transport Comments(0)

The main form of transportation in Adelaide is rail, air, bus and car. Adelaide has a well-defined city layout, with multi lane roads. It was once called the 20 minute city, but not for much longer. Morning peak hour traffic ...

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Adelaide economy and population

Tsai hui chu
Tags: Economy Comments(0)

There are large manufacturing, defence and research zones in Adelaide from which the city earns its primary revenue. 50% of Australian cars are manufactured here and is the homeland for the territories oil supply. Adelaide’s major industries are agricultural, manufacturing ...

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Energy in the City of Adelaide

Student name not available
Tags: Energy, Renewable Energy Comments(0)

South Australia electricity demand has risen 1.7% annually and Gas has risen 0.8%. Mining at Leigh Creek will continue only until 2020 and Natural Gas is estimated to last till 2018. What can we do to try and save energy? ...

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Understanding water systems in Adelaide

Student name not available
Tags: Water Comments(0)

Adelaide’s water supply comes from reservoirs, Murray water accessed via the Mannum pipeline, stormwater, groundwater, waste water and localised systems. Then Adelaide metropolitan area comprises of four major catchment areas and four wastewater treatment plants. Adelaide stormwater generates around 86 ...

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