sustainability

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Shopping for a mobile phone is confusing at the best of times, and trying to find an environmentally friendly option is even harder. UNSW's Miles Park provides some answers.

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Micro-factories have enormous potential to reduce waste, create jobs and provide business opportunities if the government and businesses get behind them, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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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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