Designing climate change resistant houses in Broken Hill

The implications that climate change could have on Broken Hill’s agriculture is severe, but how would more droughts and heatwaves effect everyday living?

Poor architectural design means houses tend to reach sweltering temperatures in the hotter seasons, of which is something Broken Hill farmer Anika Molesworth, can attest to.

In this story we look at how more frequent climate events could influence the way we design and construct houses, and how climate change is effecting housing livability.


  • Anika Molesworth – PHD Student in Agricultural Science and Broken Hill farmer.
  • Rob Rogemma – Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney.

Image: Anders Illum on Flickr.

Producer: Jake Morcom and Lia Tsamoglou.

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