UNSW Built Environment

Opera House

Construction on Australia's most recognisable icon should have stopped once the roofs were erected, writes Xing Ruan.

housing

The problem is not just supply – action is needed on many fronts to address housing affordability, writes Hal Pawson.

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Record numbers of young people interested in the future of cities have chosen UNSW’s City Planning degree, with demand increasing by more than 100 per cent.

cemetery

The lifespans of existing cemeteries in major Australian cities are severely limited so we need to consider our burial options before available spaces are exhausted, write Kate Ryan and Christine Steinmetz.

Industrial Design graduate Joshua Flowers has burst on to the design scene with his Flower Chair – vibrant street furniture that cradles the body and 'activates' the environment.

woman construction

If we want to increase the number of women in Australia's construction sector we need to be willing to challenge working conditions for men, write Louise Chappell and Natalie Galea.

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will launch a major UNSW report today on gender inequality in the construction sector.

Greta Saggus

A kitchen appliance that turns household food scraps into tasty pet treats was one of the innovative designs on display at UNSW's Industrial Design graduate exhibition.

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The design and planning of energy-efficient, sustainable and resilient cities will be the focus of a major conference being hosted by UNSW this week.

Innovation

The debate about renewable energies following the South Australian blackout is a vivid demonstration of how vested interests can act as a barrier to innovation, writes Martin Loosemore.

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