Public Lectures

UNSW Built Environment offers a series of lectures open to the public on a monthly basis. If you are a current student, a future student, alumni, industry partner or colleague there will be a lecture covering a topic you need to know about.

Apart of these lectures is our famous Utzon Lectures which were officially launched in March 2010 by Jan Utzon, the son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Kensington campus in Sydney, the Utzon Lecture series focuses on the presentation of ideas from leading contributors of international significance in the design, delivery and management of the built environment. 


Thank you for your support for the 2013 Utzon Lecture Series. To assist us improve for next year we would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete the 2013 Utzon Lecture Series Survey.

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6 March 2013

The Fifth Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design
‘Intelligent Territories: The 21st century city in Europe and Asia’
Dr. Alfonso Vegara Gómez
President Fundación Metrópoli, Madrid
This Utzon Series lecture is presented with the support of:


22 May 2013

"What exactly is Chinese architecture? Common and uncommon observations triggered by Utzon’s China"
Dr Xing Ruan
Professor of Architecture, UNSW Built Environment

26 June 2013

"Architecture and justice: design meets the law"
Diane Jones
Director, PTW & Adjunct Professor UNSW Built Environment

31 July 2013

Annual AIB Address
Smart is not enough: the future of leadership in construction
Glen Palin
President, Australian Constructors Association & Group Managing Director, John Holland
This Utzon Series lecture is presented with the Australian Institute of Building:


 4 September 2013

"Does too much urban planning result in higher housing prices or slower economic growth - a broader view"
Professor Alan Peters
UNSW Built Environment



25 September 2013

"Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City"

Professor George Galster
Wayne State University, USA


16 October 2013

"Justice in the Neo-liberal City"
Professor Susan Fainstein
Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA
This Utzon Series lecture is presented with the support of:


6 November 2013

"Designing dwellings toward a highly aged society: Japanese experience as a forerunner"
Professor Satoshi Kose
Department of Architecture, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Japan


The 2013 Utzon Lecture Series is presented with the support of our event partner:



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