UNSW Grand Challenges

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A hackathon generated real solutions to the vast amount of unused food that our communities put into landfill. 

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There are currently more recorded refugees than any point in history, most of whom live in cities that are not equipped to handle their unique experiences and needs.

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Relationships with machines can never be a substitute for human contact, a UNSW Grand Challenges discussion heard this week. 

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The new Member for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, helped present the climate policy, which taxes carbon dioxide emissions and compensates all Australian households.

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The release of a key Red Cross report at UNSW Sydney highlighted the risk to low-income communities in the Asia-Pacific.

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What will happen in the next sexual revolution? When will machines become smarter than humans? The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented this year for the first time in conjunction with UNSW, asked some fascinating questions.

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Professor David Sanderson will steer investigation of the pressing issues of rapid urbanisation, including threats facing low-income urban settlements.

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New UNSW Sydney report introduces Social Return Accounting, an innovative method for measuring the value of government expenditures.

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Clinical psychologist Frank Neuner told a UNSW Grand Challenges event that storytelling can be effective in treating refugees who have experienced trauma such as rape and torture.

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UNSW Magazine sat down with Lyria Bennett Moses, Robert Brooks and Maurice Pagnucco to discuss the latest Grand Challenge, Living With 21st Century Technology. This is an edited version of the conversation.

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