What Melbourne can learn from nature!

BiomimicrySwarm Australia is hosting a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on ‘How can Melbourne learn from nature’ to create a sustainably regenerative and generous city. This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week and Melbourne Architecture Annual, in  partnership with the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and DesignInc. Jane Toner, Biomimicry Specialist and founder of … More What Melbourne can learn from nature!

adapting our cities and urban centres

It has been a busy week of conferences this week with a clear focus on adapting our cities for greater ecological (and human) health. The International Green Building Conference held in Singapore from the 1-3 September occurred simultaneously with the International Urban Design Conference 1-3 in Adelaide. Both conferences focused on adapting existing cities by introducing … More adapting our cities and urban centres

Inspired By Nature

In our all-consuming urban lifestyles we are losing our connection to nature and natural systems. Increasingly our lives are surrounded by fast cars, motorways and buildings, less about parklands, growing foods and productive lands. Future generations are growing up having never set foot on a farm, grown their own vegetables or learnt a craft. The … More Inspired By Nature