Built Environment

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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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An environment that’s supportive of good health and resilient to climate change is the right of all citizens. It makes sound economic, environmental, health and social sense, writes Susan Thompson.  

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How does the Sydney Opera House measure up in terms of sustainability? This is one of the presentations at a major international symposium to be held this week entitled “What would Utzon do now?" 

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To future proof Australia's construction industry, we need a broad and imaginative reform agenda that can unite disparate industry stakeholders around a common vision, writes Martin Loosemore. 

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Some of the world’s most respected architects and researchers in design and sustainability will speak at a major international symposium, co-hosted by UNSW, at the Sydney Opera House.

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Urban planning needs to address key barriers to downsizing, with fewer than one in 10 older people currently moving to smaller homes.

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A desire for hands-on experience sent student Jessica Gottlieb to Kathmandu to work on a humanitarian project repairing a hospice in a World Heritage-listed temple.

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Get involved and use your time wisely advises third-year Industrial Design student Edric Verbeek-Martin, who has some pointers for students making the transition from high school to university. 

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We need a robust public debate on the sustainability of our parklands. Without it, our future parks may look and function in ways we may regret, argues Catherine Evans. 

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