We created a scenario where Scientists discovered a cure for the AIDS virus from the Cumberland Plain Land Snail of Western Sydney. Unfortunately the destruction of this ecosystem has led to its extinction. This presentation offers solutions to preserve the ...View more »
The Biocity Studio conducts research through collaborations and partnerships with various private, government and academic organisations.Â We regularly conduct short courses, workshops and presentations. Â 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.Â 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.
2009 University of New South Wales
Over the past two hundred years Europeans have had a negative impact on Cumberland Plain Woodland Forest. This presentation discusses the coexistence of biodiversity and built environments of the Sydney Basin Bioregion and solutions for the future. The coexistence of biodiversity ...View more »
2008 University of Adelaide
Do you know what is â€śbiodiversityâ€ť? 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.View more »
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 ...View more »
2007 University of New South Wales
Sydney is very diverse compared to other large cities around the world. Recent pressures are resulting in a decline of our diverse flora and fauna. Sydney has followed Londonâ€™s and Scandinavian models to help with linking green space and biodiversity. ...View more »
Climate change is the activity that alters the composition of the atmosphere, which creates unstable climate. If temperatures rise up by 5 degrees it will lead to more droughts, less snow coverage, threaten/extinction of some plants and animal species, devastation ...View more »
Sydney is one of the most biodiversity regions within Australia. Over 950 native plants and animals are on the threaten species act and 40 animals and 41 plants are assumed extinct. As Sydneyâ€™s population is growing so is the rate ...View more »