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How Australia can spread the benefits of our bulging infrastructure pipeline

February 8th, 2017 · No Comments · Construction, Government, Guest appearance, Social enterprise

By Martin Loosemore, UNSW. Originally published on The Conversation. Good infrastructure can transform the social fabric of local communities, regional economies and national prosperity. The 2012 Olympics’ impact on London’s East End and the Guggenheim Museum’s role in revitalising Bilbao in northern Spain are examples of how infrastructure projects can regenerate disadvantaged communities by creating a […]

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Social Enterprises Can Help Drive Social, Economic Growth

July 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Construction, Social enterprise

By Professor Martin Loosemore, Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW There is a new breed of Australian social entrepreneurs operating in the construction industry who are creating inspiring social enterprises which trade for a social and/or environmental purpose. These social enterprises feed their profits back into the communities in which they operate rather than to […]

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