urban design

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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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Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.

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The development of wood as strong as steel has spawned a new breed of timber towers to revolutionise the way we live in cities.

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Residents of high-density housing might value features such as balconies, but when roads get busy they increase exposure to pollution, write Christine Cowie and Guy Marks.

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Council regulations can be a boon rather than a barrier to vibrant city street life, according to new research.

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Never one to shy away from big questions, Elizabeth Farrelly probes the links between morality, human happiness and architecture in the final Utzon lecture for 2014.

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Former chief curator of Architecture and Design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art Professor Barry Bergdoll will deliver the next Utzon lecture at UNSW on September 17.

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Some of the world’s brightest students will converge on UNSW this week for a summit on the ideal future city – a multicultural, aesthetic metropolis resilient to climate change.

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The designer responsible for overseeing Central Barangaroo’s master planning process, American Philip Enquist, will deliver a public address on designing sustainable cities this week.

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