UNSW Built Environment


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.


On the first anniversary of Sydney’s Lindt café siege, renowned architect and UNSW Professor of Practice Richard Johnson has unveiled his “quietly reflective” memorial design for Martin Place.


Good urban planning is essential to create environments that are healthy for humans and the planet, says Professor Susan Thompson, winner of the prestigious 2015 Sidney Luker Memorial Medal.


As Australia confronts a rush to high-rise living, UNSW is launching the country's first Masters degree in urban renewal and housing, aimed at the planners and policymakers of the future.


The construction industry offers many opportunities to further federal government goals of enhancing growth through competition, innovation and entrepreneurship, writes Martin Loosemore.


A colourful redesign of Sydney’s George Street to focus on people, not cars, has secured two UNSW Built Environment students a finalist spot in an urban innovation competition.