sustainability

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Fish and chip packaging made of seaweed and a documentary about council clean-ups are among projects by UNSW design students at the Australian Design Centre’s Designing Bright Futures exhibition.

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Rent-based housing models and carbon-neutral skyscrapers are among the projects of almost 100 UNSW Masters of Architecture students on show this week.

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A UNSW Sustainability recycling program that diverts a tonne of batteries away from landfill has won a Green Gown Award for excellence in sustainability. 

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A UNSW Sustainability recycling program that diverts a tonne of batteries away from landfill each year is a finalist in the Green Gown Awards. 

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Nina-Marie Lister, a planner and ecologist at Ryerson University in Toronto, will on Wednesday deliver UNSW Built Environment’s next Utzon Lecture, Resilience beyond rhetoric: Design for a new sustainability.

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As cities scramble to house a rapidly growing population, urban planners will need to harness big data and new technologies to design for the future.

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International urbanists and digital experts will gather at the first Australia-India Smart Cities workshop this week to discuss how our major cities can harness technology and big data to function more efficiently.

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The construction industry might lag behind other industries in the adoption of new sustainable technologies but the sector has the potential to contribute to a more sustainable future, writes Martin Loosemoore. 

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Two young researchers, one working to reduce carbon emissions and the other promoting the design of sustainable and liveable cities, have been named UNSW winners of the 2017 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships.

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Although electricity production and the manufacturing industry are the greatest carbon emitters, individuals also have a role to play, writes Deo Prasad.

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