Built Environment

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The world could be “on the cusp of a return to the Renaissance-style City State,” with two-thirds of our population living in a city by 2050, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott has told a UNSW audience.

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The Business Council of Australia’s Chief Executive, Jennifer Westacott, will use the next Utzon lecture to argue for an urgent new “cities agenda” to equip Australia for massive social and technological change.

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The Carbon Pricing Mechanism passed away in Canberra, aged two, after a long battle with slogans, writes Paul Twomey.

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Some of the world’s brightest students will converge on UNSW this week for a summit on the ideal future city – a multicultural, aesthetic metropolis resilient to climate change.

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The PB/5 pedestrian button is unlikely to be on many people’s top ten lists as a “design classic”, but it does possess a number of remarkable design attributes, writes Miles Park.

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UNSW Master of Architecture graduate Felix Saw has won the prestigious NSW Design Medal for an innovative project redesigning a Vietnamese community building in Cabramatta.

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Much of our planning policy relies on older people moving into smaller dwellings. But UNSW research shows downsizing is having little attraction for retirees.  

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The designer responsible for overseeing Central Barangaroo’s master planning process, American Philip Enquist, will deliver a public address on designing sustainable cities this week.

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Thanks to both professional and recreational surfers, the diversity of Australian surfboard design has never been greater, writes Miles Park. 

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UNSW student Joany Badenhorst will be the first Australian woman to compete in para-snowboarding at the Sochi Winter Paralympics later this week. 

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