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  • The community impact of Airbnb calls for closer scrutiny[19 January 2017]

    There needs to be closer scrutiny of the impact of online short-term home rentals following concerns over platforms such as Airbnb, new University of Sydney research finds. More

  • Researching and debating Chinese urbanization[1 December 2016]

    PhD student Sha Liu recently attended the international symposium 'Urbanisation and the Production of Space' in Shanghai, China on 24 November 2016 and provided this feedback on her experience. More

  • Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets[1 December 2016]

    The release this week by the Greater Sydney Commission of city-wide draft plans mandating some measure of affordable housing in new developments is a step in the right direction. However, the target of 5-10% on rezoned land is too low to make a serious impact on the city's affordable housing shortage. It must be more ambitious. More

  • Research to learn how smart technologies will transform city governance[29 November 2016]

    The University of Sydney has received an Australian Research Council grant to investigate the way smart technologies will change how Australian cities are governed. More

  • Partnership with Guangzhou Urban Planning and Design Survey Research Institute[22 November 2016]

    As part of our ongoing international research focus, the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning recently signed a partnership agreement with Guangzhou Urban Planning and Design Survey Research Institute (GZPI), one of China's most prestigious planning institutes. More

  • Inspired student visions for Sydney architecture[22 November 2016]

    Students from the University of Sydney unveil their big architectural visions for a series of landmark cultural buildings and public spaces in Sydney and regional NSW in a final graduation exhibition that opens on 24 November. More

  • Bigger cities are richer, breeding greater inequality[17 November 2016]

    New University of Sydney research confirms as Australian cities get bigger they also get richer as a disproportionate amount of the wealth goes to top income earners, which is breeding greater inequality within and between cities. More

  • Student inventions aid health and wellbeing[15 November 2016]

    From a table lamp that relieves stress before bed, a wristband that monitors alcohol consumption, to a wearable device that protects medical staff from violent patients. These are among 42 concepts and prototypes that University of Sydney students have created to manage common health and lifestyle problems.The novel ideas belong to this year's graduating students of Design Computing and Interaction Design and Electronic Arts. They feature in the graduation show Framing the Future that opens in the University's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning on Thursday, 24 November. More

  • Apple's new Touch Bar: a breakthrough or commonsense?[3 November 2016]

    Announced last Thursday, the Touch Bar uses retina display and multitouch technology to replace the MacBook Pro's top row of static function keys. It might seem like a simple idea, but it builds on a long history of research on what is referred to as "human-computer interaction". More

  • Embedding a culture of innovation[25 October 2016]

    Inventing the Future is a unique pilot program for post-graduate and research students at the University of Sydney 's faculties of Science, Architecture, Design and Planning, Engineering and IT and the Sydney Business School. The program presents the complete process of innovation, from ideation to prototyping to a funding pitch to industry, enabled by interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-faculty teaching. More

  • Alumni Steven Barry Wins Inaugural Australia ICOMOS President's Award[25 October 2016]

    Congratulations to Master of Heritage Conservation Alumni Steven Barry for winning the inaugural Australia ICOMOS President's Award for Young/Early Career Professionals. The award was presented at the annual Australia ICOMOS Conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 6-7 October 2016. More

  • Celebrating Digital Brilliance[25 October 2016]

    Congratulations to Bachelor of Design Computing students Isabella Grace Bain and Christopher Simpson for winning the Best Student Entry at the 22nd AMY Awards. Presented by AIMIA, the awards are the longest running and most prestigious awards in Australia's digital industry. More