Built Environment

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Older and less able residents who are having difficulty improving access to their flats are to benefit from the findings of UNSW research.

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What all this McMansion bashing has in common is a set of assumptions that are ill-founded, argues Steve King. 

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Sydney is the inspiration for some of UNSW’s graduating built environment students, whose work is showcased in the exhibition, LuminoCity, opening tonight with a debate 'Will Sydney remain one of the world's most liveable cities?' 

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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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