Category Archives: climate change

Just Keeping Things Moving Along – Yet again

The quintessential blogger seems to be either a professional writer/journalist or an amateur with lots of time available (almost on a daily basis) to set down their thoughts and share them with the world. Unfortunately, as any viewer of this … Continue reading

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The Sustainable Population Strategy 1.

In May, 2011, the Australian Government released a paper entitled “Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities” and subtitled “A Sustainable Population Strategy For Australia”. This was followed by “Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities: An Overview”, reports from three panels of experts … Continue reading

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Core Data Considerations.

1. TABLE CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS. If, as I have suggested, we set the size of our basic land units (BLUs) at about 1 sq. km., we will require about 8 million records. The actual size of Australia is about 7,700,000 sq. … Continue reading

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Some Database Considerations.

1. INTRODUCTION. I designed my first database in the late 1960s. In those days, they were known as hierarchical databases consisting of a number of separate files. There was no metadata (an IT buzzword meaning “data about data”) providing any … Continue reading

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The Urban Landscape For A New Era.

At last, we seem to have said all that needs to be said about the “What” and now we can get on with the “How”! 1. INTRODUCTION This post is based upon the premise that our current major cities cannot … Continue reading

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Clarification 1.

I recently received a private email from a lady who had inspected this blog. The points she raised, while apparently critical, arise, I believe from a misunderstanding about what this blog is about. I am, in fact, broadly in sympathy … Continue reading

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Just Keeping Things Moving Along – Again.

I had hoped that by this time, I could move on to a discussion of some ideas I have for the development of remote communities and the activities and lifestyle they could support. However, my brand new computer crashed rather … Continue reading

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