UNSW Built Environment

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UNSW PhD student Maximilienne Whitby is investigating how our built environments can be more accessible for people with neurodiverse diagnoses. But the path ahead could be a long one. 

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Rooms that learn human behaviour and change shape in response are the vision of UNSW Built Environment and the engineering firm behind the Sydney Opera House.

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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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Urban overheating threatens the lives of people in Darwin, but researchers from UNSW's Faculty of Built Environment have calculated how many lives could be saved by changing the city.

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The rising number of people using rental housing need improved protection as the market diversifies into niche services, says a new UNSW study 10 years in the making.

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UNSW's Simone Zarpelon Leao made a valuable discovery while in Fiji for a symposium with Pacific Island communities on sustainable infrastructure and housing maintenance. 

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The Institute for Global Development supported the event in Fiji to collaborate with Pacific Island community members on green infrastructure and housing maintenance.

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Innovative urban planning by UNSW Built Environment students is on show at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

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UNSW's contributions to the Vivid festival sparkle with electrical energy, emotion and creativity.

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Public barbecues are important social spaces that need to be rejuvenated with good design, writes Christian Tietz.

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