David Sanderson

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There are currently more recorded refugees than any point in history, most of whom live in cities that are not equipped to handle their unique experiences and needs.

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Professor David Sanderson will steer investigation of the pressing issues of rapid urbanisation, including threats facing low-income urban settlements.

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Early in his architectural career Professor David Sanderson had an epiphany while working at a low income housing project that changed his career direction to one of an aid worker. He is the editor of the 2016 Red Cross World Disasters Report.

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UNSW architecture and urban design experts on what they would love to see in their city.

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Join UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs and 12 UNSW experts as they share what keeps them up at night. UNSOMNIA - Thursday December 1st, Leighton Hall UNSW.

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This year may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises, writes David Sanderson.

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In the latest issue of UNSW Magazine, we meet our three new Deans and hear about the creative and innovative thinking that is their driving force.

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In a world impacted by poverty and natural disasters, David Sanderson – the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture – is teaching his students to build resilience, not skylines. 

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With over half the world’s population now living in urban areas, how will cities manage potential over-crowding, poverty and natural disasters resulting from climate change?

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International disaster risk-reduction expert Professor David Sanderson has been appointed the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture at UNSW.