Built Environment

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Critics have characterised the Productivity Commission's latest report as a charter for “privatisation” of public housing. Yet it's not a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive, writes Hal Pawson.

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A portable dialysis machine has won two national Good Design awards, bringing a UNSW graduate one step closer to saving lives in remote communities.

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With Sydney’s temperatures rising today UNSW has two urban heat experts available for comment.

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A UNSW book on modernism’s impact on Sydney's post-war architecture and another about Theodore Roosevelt’s environmental leanings have been shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

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We have a proposition that has the potential to save lives and alleviate suffering worldwide. It is to rethink conventional approaches to philanthropy, write Alec Tzannes and Judith Neilson.

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UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment has received a $10 million endowment from philanthropist Judith Neilson to help transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Provision of affordable housing cannot be left to the market: it requires a commitment of government at all levels to develop well-integrated and properly funded policies, write Bill Randolph, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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Arts patron and architect Penelope Seidler has funded the first Chair in the Practice of Architecture at UNSW, to be held by Pritzker Prize-winner Glenn Murcutt.

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UNSW's graduating Industrial Design students are aiming their problem-solving skills at issues from sexual satisfaction to snowboarding safety and saving lives at sea.

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Never one to shy away from big questions, Elizabeth Farrelly probes the links between morality, human happiness and architecture in the final Utzon lecture for 2014.

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