UNSW Built Environment

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Grenfell Tower residents tragically got the world's attention only after a disastrous fire. So what would public housing residents in Australia say about their living conditions?

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Australian private renters' have less security of tenure under the law than renters in most other comparable countries, write Alan Morris, Hal Pawson and Kath Hulse.

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The budget is pushing for a much-needed reboot of the social housing sector. What it isn't offering is extra funding to renew and expand run-down housing stocks, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.

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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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Elizabeth Farrelly doesn't want to be one of the rich and powerful – she wants them to get out of the way and stop wrecking Sydney. 

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As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, Edgar Liu, Christina Ho and Hazel Easthope ask how we can build harmonious communities within apartment complexes.

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UNSW's Chris Pettit is using Opal card data to analyse public transport commuting times to help inform the design of a more liveable Sydney.

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An enduring and transparent program of federal funding for operational expenses is essential to sustain the social housing system, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.

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​A historic church in Elizabeth Bay near Sydney’s Kings Cross has been given new life by UNSW Master of Architecture students aiming to build engaged and resilient communities.

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Construction on Australia's most recognisable icon should have stopped once the roofs were erected, writes Xing Ruan.

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