Manufacturing and exporting natural resources were Australia‚Äôs major industries in from 1913 till after WWII. The Australian economy has boomed and had downturns in the past. Currently the economy is only growing at 3.7% per year, inflation has risen to ...View more »
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.
2009 University of New South Wales
The city Sydney is facing a major crisis in transport. Sydney residents make over 15.9 million trips per day and these are rising at an annual rate of 1.2%. Sydney is expecting to grow to an extra 1.4 million people ...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
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 ...View more »
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‚Äôs major industries are agricultural, manufacturing ...View more »