From Opal Tower to Sculpture by the Sea, we look back on the top UNSW Built Environment stories in 2019.
Dr Laura Crommelin reflects on the building defect issues of 2019 and tackling housing affordability going forward.
In many countries, city-shaping mega-projects are generally overseen by local government, but in Australia state governments often step in and exclude council and community representatives from the process.
In 2016, a Victorian court decided an Airbnb arrangement was a lease. 'Guests' could be protected by tenancy law, including against eviction. And in this case the host was evicted for subletting.
The problem in fast-growing Sydney isn't too many people, it's too many cars, says a UNSW urban design expert.
The new round of Australian Research Council funding provides over $30m for 72 University projects across fields as diverse as neuroscience and insurance risk management.
Governments and regulators assume compliance with building regulations will restore public confidence. But complying with the National Construction Code won't fix many common defects.
Move over uni students, there’s a newer, mature share house in town.
The difficulty of finding out about building defects creates an information deficit that threatens public confidence and stability in the apartment market. NSW has begun work on a solution.
With 30 academics included on the 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers, UNSW rises to second among Go8 universities.