News

23 Jan 2020

The Dean of UNSW Built Environment says it’s possible to build more fire resistant homes, but designs need to use best practice principles to be resilient.

Dr Joshua Zeunert
13 Jan 2020

Dr Joshua Zeunert's new project will forecast potential scenarios to inform decision-makers and help ensure our food supply security.

Professor Mat Santamouris
09 Jan 2020

Through High-Performance Architecture, Professor Mattheos Santamouris tackles problems affecting most of the population of the world.

Dr Gloria Pignatta
14 Oct 2019

Dr Gloria Pignatta is a Scientia Fellow at UNSW Built Environment.

City experiencing extreme weather event
08 Oct 2019

A call to make our cities more resilient to climate change could drive one of the largest new infrastructure builds in history.

aerial view of housing around Sydney
02 Oct 2019

Researchers from the UNSW Built Environment City Analytics Lab are leading a project that will help homebuyers and investors make efficient and accurate land and property valuations.

Housing blocks
19 Sep 2019

A coordinated mix of policies does more to keep housing affordable for a significant proportion of a city's residents than the unbalanced approach we see in Sydney.

Continuity
03 Sep 2019

A system of devices, that includes an ‘earring’ that can be worn by diabetics to help monitor their health and an insulin oral delivery device, has been awarded a Gold Award by the Good Design Awards for designer Frédérique Sunstrüm.

Heat map of Parramatta CBD.
27 Aug 2019

Cooling strategies, such as increased greenery and shading and the installation of water features to mitigate urban heat can increase comfort by 50-60 per cent.

Sydney Harbour
22 Aug 2019

UNSW Built Environment will host the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Research Hub conference from 29 August to 1 September in the Roundhouse on the UNSW Sydney campus.

19 Aug 2019

UNSW Professor David Sanderson launches his book A Good Practice Review in Urban Humanitarian Response on World Humanitarian Day.

Housing
02 Aug 2019

While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.

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