sustainability

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As cities scramble to house a rapidly growing population, urban planners will need to harness big data and new technologies to design for the future.

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International urbanists and digital experts will gather at the first Australia-India Smart Cities workshop this week to discuss how our major cities can harness technology and big data to function more efficiently.

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The construction industry might lag behind other industries in the adoption of new sustainable technologies but the sector has the potential to contribute to a more sustainable future, writes Martin Loosemoore. 

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Two young researchers, one working to reduce carbon emissions and the other promoting the design of sustainable and liveable cities, have been named UNSW winners of the 2017 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships.

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Although electricity production and the manufacturing industry are the greatest carbon emitters, individuals also have a role to play, writes Deo Prasad.

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UNSW's graduating Master of Architecture students have reimagined Sydney's Fish Market to include floating markets, vertical farming, and communal villages. 

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President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs has led a UNSW delegation to Uganda to explore collaboration with one of Africa’s newest universities.

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The PLuS Alliance brings together three leading universities to help find research-led solutions to global challenges and expand access to world-class learning.

green finance

Why haven’t green bonds entered mainstream finance, and what is holding them back, asks Usman W. Chohan.

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Sustainability will be almost impossible to achieve without changing our values and ending growth in population and consumption per person, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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