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 ofContinue reading “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 introducingContinue reading “adapting our cities and urban centres”

Developing Food Resilience

Moments occur in time that with hindsight can appear as an alternative path or as a spark of inspiration that if pursued can lead to opportunities and connections. Recent occasions have inspired this post the first in a series of food. While many perceive urban food as individual backyard or community garden activity, urban and peri-urban agriculture isContinue reading “Developing Food Resilience”