Built Environment

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A light-weight breathing apparatus that helps children to breathe and a RoboCop-style helmet are two UNSW student innovations to be recognised in a world-leading design competition.

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In the West, approaches to urban development have been justified by their contribution to economic growth rather than to greater justice, according to a leading expert on urban planning.

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UNSW has partnered with a Chinese university to offer an architecture education with a global focus.

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The impact of affordable housing projects on local communities is nowhere near as great as people fear, and most opposition is based on prejudice against affordable housing residents, UNSW research reveals.

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A master plan for Australian cities would go a long way to more effectively harness Australia's urban potential, writes Alec Tzannes, Dean of Built Environment. 

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ShanShan Wang set out to fix a problem by designing a lightweight oxygen cylinder to help asthmatic children breathe. Now she's won the Australian James Dyson Award.

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Industrial design graduate Hollie Baigent has won an international competition for her innovative, affordable way to deliver vaccines in developing countries.

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The designers of an award-winning Sydney skyscraper have donated the prize money to fund a UNSW student prize that recognises excellence in sustainable high-rise architecture.

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Award-winning architect Professor Alec Tzannes will take up a second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment.

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Leaders from business and government have called for financial incentives to encourage big institutions to invest in affordable rental housing.

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