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Designing today's cities for tomorrow's challenges

Even if you aren't an avid gamer, chances are you've heard of SimCity. Released in 1989 and distinguished by its open-ended gameplay, SimCity gave many players their first taste of full control over a city's development, ...

Can capitalism and the planet truly coexist?

As the Productivity Commission confirmed this week, Australia's economy has enjoyed uninterrupted growth for 28 years straight. Specifically, our output of goods and services last financial year grew by 2%. Economists obviously ...

Systems analysis for a new Arctic

The Arctic region has long been seen as one of the Earth's most remote frontiers. However, the Arctic is changing quickly, which is important in global governance, geopolitics and the global economy. Temperatures have warmed ...

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Environment (biophysical)

The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and includes all variables that comprise the Earth's biosphere. The biophysical environment can be divided into two categories: the natural environment and the built environment, with some overlap between the two. Following the industrial revolution, the built environment has become an increasingly significant part of the Earth's environment.

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