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In some parts of Ethiopia, finding potable water is a six-hour journey. People in the region spend 40 billion hours a year trying to find and collect water, says a group called the Water Project. And even when they find it, the water is often not safe. A possible solution: a new product called Warka Water, an inexpensive, easily-assembled structure that extracts gallons of fresh water from the air.  By Tuan Nguyen. Read more.

3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

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Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

 

September 29, 2015 – If a flight attendant told me that I couldn’t bring my roller bag onto the plane, I might throw a fit. But when the same idea comes from Teague—the preeminent air travel design studio that’s designed the interiors of Boeing planes since 1946—I’ll hear them out. Mark Wilson Read more.

World Cities Day highlights design’s role in promoting sustainability, inclusivity – See more at: http://citiscope.org/habitatIII/news/2015/11/world-cities-day-highlights-designs-role-promoting-sustainability

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November 05 2015 – This year’s World Cities Day, celebrated on the last day of October and dedicated to the topic “Designed to live together”, confirmed the role of city residents as key actors in the global debate around urbanization in their roles as everyday, spontaneous urban designers. Simone d’Antonio Read more.

Siobhan O’Neill, Editor, Green Hotelier

Siobhan O’Neill, Editor, Green Hotelier

by Siobhan O’Neill, Editor, Green Hotelier 

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How can hotels offer guests a luxury experience but also make rooms sustainable?

The drive to increase sustainability in hotels is growing year on year. The responsibility case for properties to demonstrate good environmental practice has been proved beyond argument and now they have the bottom line figures to prove the business case as well. But focus is invariably on good energy, water and waste stewardship whilst preserving the guest’s in-room experience. Going forward, if hotels want to continue to reap the rewards of sustainable practice, they may have to build it into the fabric of their rooms. Read more

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Convention Site Selection: Determinants of Destination Choice in the Australian Domestic Conventions Sector

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This report presents the results of a study of the Australian domestic conventions industry that has modelled the convention site selection choice process. As a result, the findings will be of value to destinations that seek to compete for a share of the Australian conventions market. Specifically, the research sheds light on how destinations can increase their competitiveness, and where resources and efforts ought to be focused to improve a destination’s attractiveness in this industry.

by Geoffrey I. Crouch and Jordan Louviere

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Convention Site Selection: Determinants of Destination Choice in the Australian Domestic Conventions Sector

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The aim of the project was to generate a new Green Globe product by creating a new standard, the Precinct Planning and Design Standard (PPDS). The PPDS has to be suitable for use with developments such as Salt and Sydney Olympic Park (SOP). The existing design and construct standard is too narrow to use in isolation for the Salt and SOP projects, since it is largely a building-oriented standard. The Salt/SOP developments are multi-land use and multi-functional and need to be tested by a more holistic product, such as the PPDS.

by Richard Hyde, Richard Moore, Lydia Kavanagh, Karin Schianetz, Deo Prasad, John Blair, Melinda Watt, Ben Bayada and Angela Hair

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Planning and Design Standard for Improving Sustainability of Neighbourhoods and Precincts

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This manual was devised to help overcome the professional isolation often experienced by staff working in Australian VICs. It is specifically designed to facilitate the sharing of ‘best practice’ approaches to information dissemination, customer service, staff training, sign and exhibit design and evaluation. Material is based on research in the areas of visitor studies; interviews with thirteen VIC managers; and surveys conducted with approximately 407 visitors at 18 VICs in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It includes photographs, discussion questions and checklists to enable you to evaluate and improve your services and facilities. The manual concludes with four case studies designed to describe examples of ‘best practice’ in more detail.

by Roy Ballantyne, Karen Hughes, Marg Deery and Nigel Bond

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Meeting Visitor Needs: A Handbook for Managers and Staff of Visitor Information Centers

 

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