There is a very complex structure of the relationship between the different governances, e.g. State, Federal, Local and Community. The crisis issue is the potential for corruption, power of political donations, lack of community consultation, transparency and accountability. This presentation ...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 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 »
The structure of Governance in Australia consists of the Commonwealth Government, which also contains a State, Territory and Local Governments. Other parties influence the decision, making such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, resident action groups and Regional Councils. Issue like fragmented ...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
The local government or council canâ€™t afford to manage the waste management as efficient as today OR Council canâ€™t pay the levy on your behalf anymore OR There is no one to collect our waste weekly anymore. Waste Recycling | Biocity ...View more »
The commonwealth of Australia is a Federative constitutional monarchy under a parliament democracy. In 1987, The Hawke government decentralized part of the federal governmentâ€™s power from 28 departments to 18. This was to decrease corruption, despotism and increase in efficiency ...View more »
2007 University of New South Wales
As climate changes, Sydney is at greater risk to bushfire events. In an extreme bushfire events Sydney would not be able to cope due to our management hierarchy system. The solution will be to reconstruct our emergency management system. The ...View more »