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A natural herbicide is now available for one of Australia's most invasive weeds

A natural weed control to help manage Parkinsonia, one of Australia’s most invasive introduced weeds, has become the first woody weed bioherbicide to be granted federal regulatory approval. The Di Bak Parkinsonia fungal bioherbicide was developed at The University of Queensland by plant...

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Why smart parks are a smart move

As cities become larger and more complicated, the internet of things is expected to play an increasingly important role in their management. So, it makes sense that parks management can also benefit from ‘smart city’ technology. According to Henk de Graaf, Managing Director at Industrial...

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Q&A with Rob Adams, Director City Design, City of Melbourne

Rob Adams, Director City Design at City of Melbourne, has been investigating how to accommodate four million extra people in the coming decades – without contributing to urban sprawl, and with a focus on liveability and sustainability. You’re currently working on how to accommodate four...


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Our cities need more trees and water, not less, to stay liveable

By Nicholas Williams , University of Melbourne ; Andrew Coutts , Monash University , and Stephen Livesley , University of Melbourne Australia’s major cities routinely rank among the world’s most liveable . But for all our clean streets, good healthcare and educational opportunities,...

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Child's play

Engaging with end-users when developing community infrastructure is good practice, but is often overlooked when the end-user is a child. Now, a pilot program in South Australia is aiming to change that. By Gemma Black In early 2013, Campbelltown City Council in South...

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