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  • 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

  • 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

  • prefabAUS 2016[11 October 2016]

    Leading academics from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning are presenting at this years prefabAUS Conference. More

  • Thinking outside the box in designing affordable housing[6 October 2016]

    Sydney's housing to income ratio makes it one of the most expensive cities in the world, with housing prices on par with New York. Consequently, housing affordability is one of the biggest problems in Australia. A new exhibition at the University of Sydney opening this week will look at housing projects from around the world, which could provide solutions to reducing the cost of housing. Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now presents more than 20 case studies of houses and apartments internationally, alongside exemplary housing projects in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 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

  • Pedestrian safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before car[28 September 2016]

    One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia's roads, the majority in metropolitan areas. While advances in safety systems and technology over past decades have greatly improved driver and passenger safety, there has been relatively little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians. 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