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JCU postgraduate scholarships

Applications for postgraduate research scholarships at James Cook University are now open and I’d love to hear from candidates interested in urban design, planning, urban microclimates, sensing cities, climate responsive urban design, architecture design and performance and any related topics.

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Four seasons in one day: creating a liveable city through microclimate design

Cashel Mall with research weather station on the foreground
Cashel Mall with research weather station on the foreground

This article (without the images) was originally published at the Lincoln University news website.

Comfortable, pleasant and lively city streets attract people, and people mean better business. If the rebuilt Central City is to attract people, then architects and urban designers must consider how to make the streets and spaces not only ‘pedestrian-friendly’ but also ‘microclimate-friendly’.  Read more…

The new “translate” tool

When I decided to write this blog I had all the ideas described in the first post, including bi-lingual publications. I have to confess that the very idea of bi-lingual publications was what stopped me writing here for the past five months. It is a ‘big-enough’ challenge to write in English being English my second language, and having to write everything twice was just too much. Read more…