Author: mattdasilva

Based in Sydney, Australia, Matthew da Silva is a freelance journalist who focuses on innovation in industry and politics.

Articles by mattdasilva

  • Australian Cities Adapting to Faster-Growing Population
    Published on July 16, 2018 in Sustainability
    As populations in many Asia Pacific countries continue to rise, governments across the region are grappling with how to build out infrastructure fast enough to keep pace. Much of this growth is occurring in cities, making livability increasingly problematic as urban infrastructure struggles to keep up, said panelists at a ULI Australia event.
  • Developing for a Cause: College Dropout Builds Two Schools in Uganda
    Published on November 20, 2017 in Market Trends
    Philanthropist Annabelle Chauncy operates two schools in Uganda and in 2015 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for the charity she founded, School for Life. As she shared with attendees of a recent ULI Australia event in Sydney, the project had its fair share of obstacles.
  • “Upcycling” Assets: Planning for Regenerative Growth
    Published on November 13, 2017 in Sustainability
    A speaker at a recent ULI Australia event in Sydney said that the property industry can and should go beyond the principles of sustainability to projects that actually help regenerate urban environments.