‘Rising’ Seafronts – climate change and human landscapes

I must confess that I have a morbid fascination for dystopian urban environments and fantasy architecture, even when I would rather not have to live in these imagined spaces. But there is a strong possibility that many of us will actually experience a ‘seismic shift’ in the built form of our towns and cities as result of climate change and its scion, sea level rise. … Continue reading ‘Rising’ Seafronts – climate change and human landscapes

Sensors, people & the Smart City

In 2014 friend and I entered the Park to Pacific competition to design a parklet (i.e. a pocket park or very small green space) for a street in Sydney. We called our proposal Coogee Community Cultivation. The development of our idea is telling of how thinking has evolved in terms of how technology is, or can be, used to improve our lives. It is worth reflecting upon the impact … Continue reading Sensors, people & the Smart City