Since ancient times, cities have been variously perceived, everything from vibrant marketplaces to protective sanctuaries.
“There’s a hole in the bucket dear Premier, dear Minister.”
“Then how shall we fix it, dear Scientist, dear Economist, then how shall we fix it?”
Professor Mike Young is Professor of Water Economics and Management in the University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Enviornment Institute.
Trying to grow plants in Australian conditions is challenging – it always seems to be too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too salty, too infertile. And it is likely to get harder as the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent. The economic and social effects of our harsh environment are significant, reducing yield for farmers and making the sustainable use of land difficult.
Professor Graeme Hugo is an ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Professor of Geography and Director of the National Centre for Social Applications of Geographical Information Systems at the University of Adelaide.