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Ben Thomas
Attended University of New South Wales
Lives in Sydney, NSW
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Sustainable Development, Asset Management, Project Management
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Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Green Building, Web Design, Stakeholder Engagement, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Sustainable Design
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Sydney, NSW
Previously
Muncie, IN - Bloomington, IN
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student. advocate. superhero. partnering for better buildings. addicted to the wild, but enamoured with technology. My life is my message and my thoughts my own
Introduction
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...
-Lord Byron

I went to the woods because
I wished to live deliberately,
To front only the essential
Facts of life.
And see if I could
Not learn what it had to teach
And not, when I came to die,
Discover that I had not lived.
-Henry David Thoreau
Education
  • University of New South Wales
    Masters of the Built Environment in Sustainable Development, 2009 - 2010
  • Ball State University
    Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development, 2005 - 2009
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The Carbon Time Bomb in Your Retirement Account
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A new financial tool lets Wall Street calculate the climate-change risk of investments.

Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned
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I can tell the economy is recovering: we're suddenly seeing companies tell us that "employee retention" has become a critical issue. Let me

Bank of America tower toxic? Hold the front page and re-think that headl...
www.thefifthestate.com.au

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How can cycling win a bigger share of city travel? –
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5 Design Challenges That Could Derail Apple’s iWatch
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12 Essential Negotiating Strategies For Consultants
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President Obama has today announced a set of executive actions directed at cracking down on patent-holding firms that interfere with competi

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the coffee is ok, and the people are a bit cold...there's better places but it's definitely solid, and far better than any of the chains around the CBD.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Sydney institution, not to be missed, Messina is the best gelato/cold treat you'll find in Sydney.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
My favorite place to take people when visiting Sydney. I often don't tell them it's vegetarian, and even if I do, they wind up leaving completely full, expecting to go home hungry for meat. Great food, Great atmosphere, and the movie room rocks!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Exceptionally expensive! Tried to charge around $50 for a simple color A1 print. Not worth it.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Good drinks, cool atmosphere. This place is chill and has great fresh fruit cocktails/drinks. Have a try.
Atmosphere: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Cheap, large portions, great Thai place. Definitely a must!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Expensive for not that great of food
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago