Built Environment

Sydney's Opal Tower

New research reveals it is nearly impossible for buyers to find high-quality information about the apartments they are considering purchasing, placing them at considerable risk.

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As children return to face-to-face learning, schools will need to adopt multiple strategies to overcome their longstanding problem of overcrowding.

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The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria; meanwhile UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

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Kaylie Salvatori is speaking at this year’s Engaging Women event.

Affordable rental housing planning policy is not delivering boarding houses

A report by UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre finds planning policy is delivering micro-apartments for students and young professionals rather than affordable housing.

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Reforms to the negative gearing and capital gains tax rules will improve housing affordability for renters, says Professor Hal Pawson at UNSW Built Environment.

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For two decades, a competitive design process pioneered by Sydney City Council has been transforming the city skyline and, new research shows, raising standards as it goes.

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Years of regulatory failure are having direct impacts on the hip pockets of the many Australians who bought defective houses or apartments. It's turning into a multibillion-dollar disaster.

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Architects, certifiers and engineers who work as consultants to builders are on notice about potential liability for the use of flammable cladding, but governments are also culpable for their actions.

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Dr Negin Nazarian is a Scientia Fellow urban climatologist at UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment. She is working on a wearable that can measure the wearer’s physiological response, such as heart rate and skin temperature, to their immediate environment.

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