This report is the latest in a series produced as part of Australia's Climate Smart Precincts Initiative, which involves a coalition of leading businesses and state governments working with flagship urban precincts to test the policies, technologies and new business models that will lead to an integrated, precinct-wide approach to urban growth and redesign becoming the norm.
In February 2011, The Climate Group facilitated two workshops as part of this program, hosted by the South Australian Government’s Land Management Corporationand The Department of Trade and Economic Development. Participants included Arup, Delfin Lend Lease, GE, IBM, Johnson Controls and Origin Energy, as well as the Green Building Council of Australia, the Monash Sustainability Institute, Sustainability Victoria and South Australia’s Integrated Design Commissioner. Other participants of the Climate Smart Precincts Initiative include Cisco, Better Place and Alstom power.
The workshops looked at two real-world development sites in Adelaide - Bowden Village and Tonsley Park – examining the ideas and opportunities for designing them as Climate Smart Precincts. The Report outlines the nature and extent of the discussions during the site visits and the workshops, recording participants’ observations, insights, relevant case studies and suggestions.
The nature of the workshops and discussions also mean that many of the observations and suggestions will hold broad applicability to future development, in Australia and around the world, as part of the Clean Revolution.