UNSW Built Environment

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The budget is pushing for a much-needed reboot of the social housing sector. What it isn't offering is extra funding to renew and expand run-down housing stocks, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.

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Early in his architectural career Professor David Sanderson had an epiphany while working at a low income housing project that changed his career direction to one of an aid worker. He is the editor of the 2016 Red Cross World Disasters Report.

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Elizabeth Farrelly doesn't want to be one of the rich and powerful – she wants them to get out of the way and stop wrecking Sydney. 

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As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, Edgar Liu, Christina Ho and Hazel Easthope ask how we can build harmonious communities within apartment complexes.

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UNSW's Chris Pettit is using Opal card data to analyse public transport commuting times to help inform the design of a more liveable Sydney.

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An enduring and transparent program of federal funding for operational expenses is essential to sustain the social housing system, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.

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​A historic church in Elizabeth Bay near Sydney’s Kings Cross has been given new life by UNSW Master of Architecture students aiming to build engaged and resilient communities.

Opera House

Construction on Australia's most recognisable icon should have stopped once the roofs were erected, writes Xing Ruan.

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The problem is not just supply – action is needed on many fronts to address housing affordability, writes Hal Pawson.

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Record numbers of young people interested in the future of cities have chosen UNSW’s City Planning degree, with demand increasing by more than 100 per cent.

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