Art, Architecture & Design

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UNSW-led research has found that Australia's largest non-government affordable housing providers have the capacity to play a bigger role in expanding supply but need more government support. 

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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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Is it possible to repair a broken object in a way that makes it more beautiful and valuable? Dr Guy Kuelemans from UNSW Art & Design explains the philosophy and practise of creative repair.
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The Australian construction industry employs over 1.1 million people, but it needs a clear strategy to become a global competitor in the construction race, writes Martin Loosemoore. 

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A much-loved set of broken knitting needles encased in a resin bracelet is just one creatively repaired item on display at this week's Object Therapy exhibition.

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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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Duncan Maclennan, the urban economist responsible for overseeing the UK’s largest ‘city deal’ in Glasgow, will discuss the implications of emulating the model in Australia, at a UNSW public lecture this week.

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Slick, glass skyscrapers reliant on air-conditioning for cooling could eventually become heat traps for Australian residents.

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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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Building a second Sydney airport will be a demanding engineering project. But the real challenge will be one of governance, writes Robert Freestone.

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