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  • 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

  • Paul Jones launches new book at Habitat III[25 October 2016]

    University of Sydney's Associate Professor Paul Jones launched his new book 'The Emergence of Pacific Urban Villages - Urbanization trends in the Pacific Islands' at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, last week. Published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the book explains the phenomenon of increasing housing informality in the Asia-Pacific Region. More

  • Paul Jones assists talks at Habitat II for New Urban Agenda[13 October 2016]

    Addressing the vulnerability of countries to climate change and rapid urban growth in the Pacific is the goal of a side event chaired by the University of Sydney's Associate Professor Paul Jones at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, this month. More

  • Congratulations to Professor Michael Tawa[13 October 2016]

    Professor Michael Tawa, Head of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning has been awarded the Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Education Strategic Award for his sustained contribution to raising awareness of indigenous culture, knowledge and values across the University. More

  • BOSSA goes to Brazil[4 October 2016]

    The Building Occupants Survey System Australia (BOSSA) - an indoor environment quality (IEQ) assessment system for office buildings developed by the University of Sydney's researchers at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is being taken up internationally. More

  • Strategic Education Grants Awarded[7 September 2016]

    Led by Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, with Dr Lian Loke, Madeleine Borthwick, Dr Naseem Ahmadpour and Dr Jessica Frawley the team from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, received an Education Innovation Grant of $11,212 for their project The Sydney Design Thinking Toolkit: Scaffolding students' understanding of design as a method for complex problem solving through interactive learning resources. More

  • Design Lab at Sydney Design 2016[1 September 2016]

    The future-focused Design Lab at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is taking an active role in this years Sydney Design program. The annual design festival (2 - 11 September) themed 'Make or Break' features a number of our leading academics and researchers challenged to transform Sydney and provides visitors an opportunity to discuss the future of design, production methods and digital technologies. More

  • Pioneering technology rolls out to track the Australian indoor climate[21 June 2016]

    The University of Sydney's IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) lab, in partnership with several major corporations, is rolling out ground-breaking technology that will track the indoor climate in the largest survey of Australian workplaces. More

  • SAGE gender equality in STEMM[20 June 2016]

    The University of Sydney is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program and is seeking students to join the SAGE Self Assessment Team (SAT) that will drive the project across campus. More

  • 2016 NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards[7 June 2016]

    Congratulations to University of Sydney graduates Hope Dryden and Robin Lloyd (M.Arch 2015), who were awarded the NSW Design Medal at the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects' NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards. More

  • Will Habitat III defend the human right to the city?[2 May 2016]

    Luar Batang, one of Jakarta's oldest waterfront squatter areas, is being flattened. Residents and their homes will be removed to free up flood-prone land and access to the city for tourists. Thousands of people will be evicted, disrupting if not destroying livelihoods, jobs, homes and long-established social networks. More