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21 July 2017
Why cities are part of the climate change problem and solution

Climate change is often seen as a global issue but over the past 20 years it has become a vital urban issue. At a Sydney Ideas event next Wednesday, Professor Harriet Bulkeley will explain why cities are both part of the cause and the solution to climate change. 

21 July 2017
Australia must not be hurried into a free trade deal with Britain

Australia has little to gain by rushing a free trade deal during Brexit angst, writes Associate Professor Mark Melatos for the Australian Financial Review.

20 July 2017
Farming the suburbs – why can’t we grow food wherever we want?

Some local councils are more tolerant than others about where residents may grow food. Why can't we grow food wherever we want? Dr Jennifer Kent explains.

18 July 2017
Sydney hosts prestigious Harvard conference

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations 2017 Asia conference is being held in Sydney from August 17-21. Over 600 delegates from over 70 countries will be coming to our shores to attend this unique event.

13 July 2017
Urbanism festival navigates post-truth politics for the facts

The Festival of Urbanism returns for the fourth year to expose the real historical, political and economic forces shaping cities and urban life in an era of post-truth politics.

06 July 2017
G20 faces new challenges ten years after its birth

What are the challenges facing the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany? University of Sydney academics assess.

03 July 2017
Drug company promotion to doctors endemic in Australia

An analysis of drug company-funded events in Australia has raised concerns about commercial influence. Researchers created a searchable database providing valuable transparency following changes to disclosure requirements. 

30 June 2017
How to grow food in the post-truth era

The democratic governance of food and agriculture policy is under threat, writes Dr Alana Mann. So how do we grow food in the post-truth era?

26 June 2017
Are you the next John Bradfield?

Do you have ideas on how to use transport to transform cities or infrastructure to solve social problems in our city? Applications will open soon for the 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

22 June 2017
Students set off on winter adventures

As we approach the mid-year winter break students are preparing to head out to gain hands-on experiences, learn new skills and make a difference in communities in Australia and abroad.