Links to pages we like to visit or are associated with
Sustainable Sites Initiative (USA)
Sustainable Communities South Australia Inc.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
City Biodiversity Index (or Singapore Index)
Seven Principles for Future Just Lawmaking
From the World Future Council: Future Justice means putting the values that are essential to our survival at the heart of every law, and every policy. To help with this, we have developed seven policy principles for future just lawmaking. They are clearly represented in a leaflet that you can download as PDF here.
Towards Regenerative Cities
The planning of new cities as well as the retrofitting of existing ones needs to undergo a profound paradigm shift. The urban metabolism must be transformed from its current operation as an inefficient and wasteful linear input-output system into a resource-efficient and regenerative, circular system. This report is about operationalising and implementing the concept of regenerative cities, first outlined in the World Future Council’s 2010 report ‘Regenerative Cities’.
Politics, Media & related stuff
The Looking Glass, Anne Summers
Tracking Abbott’s Wreckage – blog by Sally McManus
Pearls and Irritations. The blog of John Menadue (The Pearl is the Irritation of the Oyster)
The ABC has gone to hell, documenting the descent
The Failed Estate: rejuvenating journalism in a jaded age
Aleks Krotoski – useful contributions to the ongoing debates over the internet.
Arts and culture
Art Blat – an Art blog by Dr Marcus Bunyan
Garden of the East – Indonesian Photography (exhibition opens 21 February 2014)
Picture Paradise – Asia-Pacific Photography
photo-web – our site on Australian photography
Monash Gallery of Art (Australian Photography)
Other good Blogs
Damon Young – darkly wise, rudely great
David Simon | The Audacity of Despair