UNSW Built Environment

aid and development

This year may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises, writes David Sanderson.

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Big ideas and big dollars have been invested in making 'memorable' places, write Edgar Liu and Robert Freestone.

Great Wall

Donald Trump, if he takes the US presidency, will immediately start building a wall between Mexico and the US. What lessons can he take from those celebrated wall-builders, the Chinese? asks Xing Ruan.

rail

Who’ll profit from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents, asks Bill Randolph.

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Here's to the Kodak camera, the transistor TV, the portable typewriter and other casualties of a throwaway age, writes Miles Park.

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A reimagined Greek agora, inspired by ancient mythology and 1960s French cinema, is one of dozens of student design projects and innovations at UNSW's Luminocity 2016 exhibition.

design

As technology rapidly changes the way we interact with products and environments, UNSW's Oya Demirbilek will use her Utzon lecture to discuss the impact of good design on our health and happiness.

low energy living

It's not just about finding money for solar panels – poorer households also struggle to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options available.

Shanghai

From its earliest days as a haven for refugees, Shanghai developed a distinctive character and urban identity that have driven its emergence as one of the world's great metropolises, writes Xing Ruan.

sexscapes

Australia’s first edited book on urban planning and the sex industry has received national recognition from the Planning Institute of Australia.

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