UNSW Built Environment

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It aims to be the most sustainable Games in history, but will Tokyo 2020 break the Olympic record? 

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Sydney rents fell during the pandemic as investors swapped short-term holiday lettings for traditional rentals, UNSW research shows.

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A new UNSW report recommends a Royal Commission and broader RBA remit to address the effect of soaring house prices on productivity, economic instability and inequality.

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The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria; meanwhile UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

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NSW is developing a planning policy with the goal of creating healthy places. The policy goals need to be embedded in laws and budgets.

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Australian schools need better ventilation to improve student health and productivity, says new UNSW research.

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Projects for 2021 funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute are timely, practical and policy relevant.

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UNSW Sydney researchers in Engineering, Science, and Arts, Design & Architecture have been awarded five grants in a new round for industry collaborations.

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A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

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Most Australians working from home were happy to do so before COVID hit, but research has identified several key factors in whether these arrangements work out well.

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