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  • 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

  • Open letter to the NSW Premier on Sydney's housing affordability[7 September 2016]

    The state's leading planning experts, housing and homeless peaks and property sector representatives have called on the NSW government to act now on housing affordability to ensure Sydney remains a livable city for key workers and people on low and moderate incomes. 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

  • Research grant awarded to manufacture multi-storey houses[24 August 2016]

    The University of Sydney and Lendlease have been awarded a $3 million grant by the Australian Government to undertake a collaborative research project to develop prefabricated multi-storey housing solutions. More

  • Smart cities: does this mean more transport disruptions?[11 August 2016]

    A plethora of new and personalised ways of getting around cities are emerging - electric bikes, motorised scooters, electric vehicles, car sharing and re-interpretations of the taxi by Uber. More

  • Home ownership: facts and fiction[1 August 2016]

    In this podcast Chris is joined by Professor Nicole Gurran, urban planning and policy analyst to talk housing affordability. More

  • A turning point in architecture sees the end of starchitects[28 July 2016]

    Contemporary iconic architecture, which became increasingly popular in the late 1990s, has now reached saturation point as the starchitects of yesterday are replaced by a new generation of architects looking for moral purpose. A new Tin Sheds Gallery exhibition, City of Ideas: Architects' Voices & Visions, at the University of Sydney examines the voices of 13 architects from around the world who discuss architecture's place in society now and in the future. More

  • How can intelligent planning and technology ease Sydney's growing pains?[27 July 2016]

    With the Sydney population projected to grow to 5.89 million people by 2031, the city's transport, public services and green spaces will be under a great deal of pressure. The University of Sydney's third Festival of Urbanism will investigate what can be done to help ease the pressure on the global city. More