urban design

Concrete bench designed to prevent people from sleeping

Increasingly hostile designs are emerging to keep members of the public out of public space.

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These unsanctioned footpaths defy design, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Green spaces in Sydney

UNSW’s Paul Osmond says the design of buildings and cities need to change after this pandemic.

Parklet

As public space becomes premium in our cities, could boutique sidewalk activations known as parklets be the solution?

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Internationally acclaimed architect, urban designer, UNSW alumna Zhizhe Yu explores a multi-planetary and people-centric approach to high-rise urbanism.

Rebuild after bushfire

Suburban planning models are not suitable for bushland – so why would we continue to rebuild with them? 

sydney congestion

The problem in fast-growing Sydney isn't too many people, it's too many cars, says a UNSW urban design expert.

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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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Nina-Marie Lister, a planner and ecologist at Ryerson University in Toronto, will on Wednesday deliver UNSW Built Environment’s next Utzon Lecture, Resilience beyond rhetoric: Design for a new sustainability.

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Cities and their residents’ needs in public space have changed, but the type and function of the furniture are stuck in the past, writes Christian Tietz.

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