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  • Why housing supply shouldn't be the only policy tool politicians cling to[15 February 2017]

    The most popular government policy at the moment for solving housing affordability continues to be increasing housing supply. After a visit to the UK to look at this very problem, Treasurer Scott Morrison said: More

  • Dynamic duo wins prize for best graduation work in global competition[14 February 2017]

    Jonathon Donnelly and Jennifer McMaster, University of Sydney's 2015 graduates of the Bachelor of Design and Architecture (honours), are among eight winners from a field of 385 graduation projects submitted for Archiprix International 2017. More

  • The 'Ubers' of digital real estate have housing researchers wary[14 February 2017]

    The rapid global expansion of the residential property market driven by the uploading of digital real estate in the last decade has housing researchers concerned. The globalisation of residential real estate through new digital platforms will be raised in a keynote address by the University of Sydney's Dr Dallas Rogers at the 2017 Australasian Housing Researchers conference at RMIT University in Melbourne on Thursday, 16 February. More

  • 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