Built Environment

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A postgraduate course aimed at integrating low-carbon engineering solutions into architectural designs is now being offered at UNSW.

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Between the mediocrity of the ACT government and the impotence of the NCA, the fate of one of the greatest planned capitals of the 20th century hangs in the balance, writes James Weirick.

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A UNSW study of strata titled homes has found there are major problems with strata living, as 85 per cent of owners surveyed reported defects in new buildings.

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City farming is growing worldwide as people try to reconnect with nature and ease concerns about food shortages. But there's a lot more to be done to make agriculture a viable feature of Australian life.

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There may be no belching smoke stacks, but every time we build an energy inefficient building we are needlessly pushing the greenhouse gas emissions curve up, writes Professor Deo Prasad.

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A tool that helps find people trapped in buildings via mobile phone signals and easy-to-use luggage for wheelchair users are just two products on show at the Industrial Design Graduand Exhibition.

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UNSW will lead a new Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living to develop new tools to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment.

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