Monthly Archives: August 2010

Infrastructure 4. Power.

One of the most interesting features in “green” power sources is the capacity for localisation.  Oil-fired or nuclear power stations are situated at a single location to which the fuel is delivered, after which the generated electricity must be distributed … Continue reading

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Infrastructure 3. Water.

The availability of an adequate water supply is usually the key determinant in any decision to create a settlement.  Natural sources of water in Australia are the sea, lakes, rivers, captured rain and the Great Artesian Basin (though this last … Continue reading

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Infrastructure 2. Modes of Access.

Once the locations of possible settlements have been identified, the next step is to determine the best modes of access and the routes that they should follow. In this post, I hope to make the case that, for remote communities, … Continue reading

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Infrastructure 1. Remote Settlements.

Bill McKibben, in his book “Eaarth”, makes the point that in a world where conservation of water, power and arable land is of prime importance, the most efficient and economical form of settlement is one of modest size and as … Continue reading

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A Roadmap For This Discussion.

After reading Bill McKibben’s book “Eaarth”, I reviewed the ideas that I wanted to present and came to the conclusion that I was basically on the right track.  However, I saw some great opportunities to extend them, not so much … Continue reading

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