UNSW Built Environment


A mobile glucose monitor for diabetics and a textile range inspired by climate change have won two UNSW graduates prestigious Design Institute of Australia awards.


An award-winning, virtual reality training platform designed to help reduce accidents on construction sites has been adopted by industry in Asia with interest from Australia.


In the next Utzon lecture at UNSW, Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa will argue that our obsession with progress is detracting from the quality and emotional impact of contemporary architecture.


The harbour is arguably Sydney’s only true great public space. And, perhaps, its most contested, writes Helen Lochhead.


Aspiring urban designers and architects can explore the design and development of Sydney’s sustainable, high-rise Central Park in UNSW Built Environment’s first free online course.


The opportunities for reimagining Sydney’s iconic harbour foreshores will be the topic of the first 2016 Utzon lecture, delivered by the new Dean of UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment, Professor Helen Lochhead.


A new digital platform designed to raise the “urban IQ” of Sydneysiders, by making building and planning information publicly accessible, has won an Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW award.

Katrina Simon

The landscapes of loss and memory are fertile grounds for researcher Katrina Simon.


It was recently estimated by a CEDA report that as many of 40% of Australian jobs are at high risk of redundancy from new technologies, writes Martin Loosemore.

Sydney motorway

Australian cities are the 'crucible' of innovation and enterprise, and a cohesive urban policy is the key to greater prosperity and productivity, writes Robert Freestone.