Summer 2016/17

Our city's future in the spotlight

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Beautiful one day, infuriating the next, Sydney stands at a crossroads and must choose a path that truly values the interest of its citizens.

From wearable sunburn sensors and radical environmental justice, to predicting deluge patterns and stopping HIV in its tracks, UNSW's inspiring young researchers are changing the face of the city.

Three cities in one, affordable housing and female-friendly planning are key values for Sydney's future, says UNSW Adjunct Professor Lucy Turnbull.

UNSW researchers Linda Corkery and Kate Bishop are calling for radical change in the way we design cities for our younger citizens. 

Cultural precincts, bold collaborations and integrated ticketing are just some of the innovations needed to lift Sydney's arts life to the next level.

UNSW architecture and urban design experts on what they would love to see in their city.

The iconic Sirius apartment building in Sydney's The Rocks is the latest battleground in the fight over who lives in our cities, writes Grace Karskens.

Advances in transport infrastructure technology are changing the landscape more quickly than anyone foresaw.

UNSW graduates Felicity Stewart and Matthias Hollenstein exploded onto Sydney's architecture scene.

Dr Cassandra Goldie, head of the Australian Council of Social Service, has a PhD in Law from UNSW. At the university she met Professor Peter Saunders, from the Social Policy Research Centre, with whom ACOSS has now partnered to produce landmark reports into poverty.

New Dean of Science Emma Johnston is excited by the unprecedented opportunities that lie ahead for the faculty she dubs a “living treasure”. 

UNSW has joined a coalition of prominent Australians to ensure the country's transition to a clean energy future.

Australia's best science writing prize has been celebrated with the award of the Bragg UNSW Press Prize and the launch of The Best Australian Science Writing 2016.

Weight-lifting can help over 55s improve brain function and muscle strength.

The influx of tropical fish due to climate change spells trouble for our kelp forests.

This excerpt from The Best Australian Science Writing tells the story of how Darren Curnoe's discovery of primitive bones in a Chinese cave could overturn our understanding of where we came from.

A new UNSW course explores the nuanced social roles robots will play in our future

Leila Morsy, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, reveals what is on her bedside table to read this summer.