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  • Emergency and key services at risk due to property market boom[5 February 2018]

    Sydney's property market is pricing the city's key workers out of metropolitan areas, driving them potentially hours away from their workplaces, and threatening the viability of the key services they provide to our city. More

  • What councils can do to improve active living and health[14 December 2017]

    For the first time Tamworth Regional Council held a workshop this week on how a healthy built environment can positively influence active living. It comes at a critical time with the rate of people who are obese in the New England region the third highest in NSW. More

  • The Uni attends Asia-Pacific forum on urbanisation with UN agencies[14 December 2017]

    Last month Associate Professor Paul Jones was invited by United Nations agencies UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to an Asia-Pacific forum in Bangkok to address the problem of rapid urbanisation in developing countries. More

  • Floating sculpture of heritage escalators unveiled at Wynyard[7 December 2017]

    The historic wooden escalators that served Sydney commuters at Wynyard Station for more than eight decades were removed this year. Now the iconic timber-structure has been reborn as part of a five-tonne floating sculpture that evokes past histories and future journeys. More

  • The next masterminds of our digital future[30 November 2017]

    A raft of new ideas across mobile apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence were unveiled by University of Sydney final year students at the D17 Graduation Show last week. More

  • Future architects show design vision at graduate exhibition[30 November 2017]

    Designs for the Bays Precinct, high-density housing, and public architecture around Sydney's Domain, Hyde Park and Oxford Street are among the architectural challenges that University of Sydney graduating students are presenting in the 2017 Architecture Graduate Exhibition. More

  • Students use gravity to design complex sandstone structures[20 November 2017]

    The Advanced Fabrication elective focussed on designing a compression-only vault; an arched structure using only gravity to hold sections together, rather than joining devices or an internal frame (similar to the Armadillo Vault at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture). Students were given a basic model and asked to design a formal and aesthetic arrangement of blocks based on the initial sketches. Blocks were to be designed as though they were cut in sandstone using a wire saw. More

  • Dr Kazjon Grace secures research grant[13 November 2017]

    Congratulations to Dr Kazjon Grace, Program Director, Bachelor of Design Computing, who has been successful in securing a research grant under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme for 2018. Grace received the $338,446 grant for his project Broadening Horizons: Using curiosity to diversify behaviour, which aims to explore how interactive systems can encourage their users to try new things. More

  • Is Australia barking mad to restrict dogs from riding on public transport?[9 November 2017]

    A University of Sydney study of Sydney dog owners has found that an overwhelming 95 percent of people are in favour of dogs riding on public transport, with more than half indicating they would do more activities with their hound if they were allowed. More

  • 2017 Architecture Graduate Exhibition[9 November 2017]

    Each year the University of Sydney's Architecture Graduate Exhibition presents bold designs by final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, revealing the intellectual, technical, socially responsible explorations of a new generation of architects. This year's showcase, which officially opens on Thursday 30 November, is no exception. More

  • Alumni exhibit work by the sea[30 October 2017]

    Bachelor of Design in Architecture alumni Sophie Lanigan and Isobel Lord's site specific pavilion Temple, has taken over part of Sydney's iconic coastline at Bondi as part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. More

  • Turnbull's government must accept responsibility for delivering an equitable NBN for all Australians[26 October 2017]

    This week started with a fiery speech delivered by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. He said the NBN was a mistake, blamed the former Labor government for the set up, and described the NBN's business model as a "calamitous train wreck". More