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Alec McHarg is an Urban & Social Sustainability analyst offering his services
Logan City Council - Waste Treatment Tour
Coastal Living - media commentary
Newspaper Interview - media commentary
Builders get chance to go green - media commentary
WetlandCare Australia - new strategic alliance partner
Coffs Harbour City Council - Waste Treatment tour
Flooding and Building Practises - media release
What is sustainability?
In a global sense Sustainability embraces balance and prosperity—and a nation’s realistic competitive advantage is directly related to the commercial, socioeconomic and social performance of its Cities—that benefit regions, the community, a myriad of neighbourhood precincts, as well as the residents and visitors who live, work and share their lives there …
@ Urbansustainability.com.au—Our role is to positively influence both the private and public sectors, and visionary individuals who want to learn, envision and benefit from integrated urban planning and “City-Design Initiatives” that ultimately translate into innovative built environments that are harmonious and sustainable—and can be achieved through the process of proactive collaborative consultation, education and practical involvement in the planning and construction of interactive built environments. Projects have ranged from ecological site and structural analysis to single dwellings, eco-tourism and commercial precincts, and from the functional aspects of articulated renewal and refurbishment strategies, with building structures that utilise solar eco-efficient interaction between climate and structure and consider the social, socio-economic implications of alien-structures, and of the discourse associated with a lack of community identity, and neighbourhood, cultural and social planning challenges…
So how do we translate some of the practical realities of the sustainability concept? It is in providing a convergence for ideas, innovations and strategies that help to address housing affordability issues, urban sprawl, solar-energy usage, transportation issues, the establishment of efficient communication alliance-based client relationships, as well as the design, operation, and use and maintenance of our urban infrastructure and the analysis of embodied energy—to enhance clarify, and to guide people to enjoy the healthy lifestyle benefits of sustainable Ecosystems; with vibrant residential, commercial and tourism areas; the reduction in out-gassing of toxins and chemicals from living and work environments, to the creation of Global knowledge-based educational learning such as the principles of project management, understanding the role of buildings, and the intelligent use of clean and green energy, efficient water-management solutions to the promotion of suppliers and manufacturers of sustainable products, systems and services—so that both practical experience and theoretical knowledge can be positively acted upon…