Sydneyâ€™s energy usage is 15% per capita higher than other developed cities in the world. The government is introducing a Carbon Trading Scheme as a proactive response to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. This presentation discusses the outcomes and benefits of 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
The city of Sydney is expanding rapidly. The cities energy and power relies heavy on natural resources, coal and oil. NSW is currently producing 27.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year by burning coal for electricity. It has been predicted ...View more »
Sydney has a high electrical demand from housing, commercial and industrial land use. The population is increasing which has led to a high demand for electricity. New solutions need to be created such as solar power energy. Energy and Sydney - ...View more »
Federal and State Governments are committed to reducing greenhouse. But funding tells a very different story. This presentation contains: Background Statistics, Crisis Scenario, Crisis Solutions, Justifications & Global Perspective. Economy & Energy - Crisis Solution | Biocity StudioView more presentations from ...View more »
2008 University of Adelaide
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 ...View more »
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? ...View more »