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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 »
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 »
Adelaideâ€™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 ...View more »
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.View more »
Each household produces 681kg of waste per year. South Australiaâ€™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 ...View more »
2007 University of New South Wales
Sydneyâ€™s water supply is in crisis scenario due to drought and population increase. The Metro Water Plan hopes to supply Sydneyâ€™s water need by 2015. This plan focuses on three main areas, saving water, recycling and finding additional supplies. Water ...View more »
Australia is the 5th highest waste generator among the OECD Countries. With Sydneyâ€™s population and oil prices on the rise it is predicated that our landfills will be full in 15-20 years. We should start now to improve the system, ...View more »