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Property Innovation News - December

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Australian Innovation


Urban Renewal

Multiple Awards for Tonsley Innovation District

Following its national UDIA award the Tonsley Innovation District has now received a national Australian Urban Design Award – Large Scale Project (2017). The converted Mitsubishi vehicle plant in Adelaide is balancing the retention of heritage whilst building employment and education facilities for the future. Read more

Lendlease and Melbourne Uni Create New Innovation Precinct

Lendlease is leading the way for Australian developers in partnering with a major university to develop an innovation precinct in Carlton, Melbourne. The project capitalises on its location within the internationally significant Parkville Medical precinct. Read more


Building Materials

QLD Based Company Secures Grant for Environmentally Friendly Concrete

Toowoomba based Wagners has secured a $250,000 grant from the QLD Government to develop international markets for concrete that utilises industrial by products and reduces carbon emissions by 80-90%. Read more
 

Affordable Housing

A New Privately Funded Affordable Housing Model Gains Traction

Nightingale, the affordable housing model that originated in Melbourne is gaining traction across Australia with projects now being developed in Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane. Read more

 


 

Innovation Around the World


Employment

The Fastest Growing Jobs in the US over the Next Ten Years

The US Bureau of Labour Statistics has estimated that the fastest growing jobs in the US over the next ten years will be in the areas of sustainable energy and home health support. The highest paid of the top ten fastest growing jobs will be Mathematicians. Read more
 

Climate

Sponge Cities to Combat Climate Change - China

China is investigating innovative measures to reduce the impacts of flooding in 30 of its cities including permeable roads, green infrastructure, man-made wetlands, and rainwater harvesting. Read more
 

Living

Sponge Cities to Combat Climate Change - China

China is investigating innovative measures to reduce the impacts of flooding in 30 of its cities including permeable roads, green infrastructure, man-made wetlands, and rainwater harvesting.Read more
 

Transport and Property

Property Impacts for Driverless Vehicles

Respected US Property Consulting company RCLCO has outlined the impacts and opportunities for property developers resulting from the evolution of driverless vehicles. Read more