UNSW Built Environment

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Affordable housing projects are being shaped by bespoke and constrained funding rather than actual needs, UNSW researchers have found.

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Architects Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin have designed a two-storey, energy-efficient underground museum and cafe at the Australian Opal Centre.

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UNSW-led research has found that Australia and Germany have similar negative gearing policies yet experience very different housing market outcomes.

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Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.

Built Environment Faculty Showcase Event

Our students and staff demonstrated their passion for shaping future cities at the UNSW Built Environment Faculty Showcase. Find out how the faculty is moving forward in line with UNSW's 2025 strategy to become one of the top institutions in the world for built environment subjects.

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UNSW's Dean of Built Environment Helen Lochhead will review major development proposals in south-western Sydney after her appointment as Chair of one of five Sydney Planning Panels.

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Leading geospatial scientist Sisi Zlatanova is joining UNSW to head a research centre that will produce 3D digital maps of Sydney's buildings and infrastructure.

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An interdisciplinary team from UNSW will give parks and urban spaces in the Georges River area a makeover as part of the federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

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The government guarantee on affordable housing is a crucial part of affordable housing policy and could catalyse efforts for a national housing accord, write Julie Lawson, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.

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