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The postgraduate research program benefits from a cohort drawn from almost every continent across the globe, focusing on tackling pressing environmental and societal challenges under the supervision of world-class academics and researchers, as well as leaders in the built environment professions. You can view the depth and breadth of postgraduate research currently undertaken by our students on this page.

Construction

Implementing Intelligent Contracts in Construction
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Information, Tenure, and Energy Efficiency
Maximising the social impact of Indigenous procurement policies in the Australian construction industry
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Integrated collaborative facilities management framework for post occupancy evaluation of higher education facilities
Key factors affecting CSR practices in the construction industry: a study of large construction enterprises in China
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Capturing and integrating construction activities in BIM/IFC for spatial analysis and optimization: Construction activities model.
Promoting health and safety management through procurement: framework for the construction industry in developing countries (case study of Ghana)
Designing a Smart Disaster Response System for Urban Areas in Australia
A Novel Progress Monitoring System using 3D Point Clouds
Risk Management in Buildings, Infrastructure, and Reconstruction.
Lean for non-profit organizations in the housing sector
Sustainable construction and demolition waste management in Australia
Green Procurement in the Construction Industry
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Integrated system for 3D optimisation of construction site layout planning
Promoting female skilful employment in Indonesian construction industry
Modelling consumers' experience of using online information for Smart Real Estate Management
Proposing a collaborative system to optimize role of social procurement to provide innovative solutions to youth unemployment in Australia: a social network perspective
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The Risk and Return Characteristics of Sector-Specific Real Estate Investment Trusts in the Asia-Pacific

Architecture

Community Integration of Residential Aged Care: The case of the Australian Aged Care System
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Modelling Effects of Urban Ventilation on Urban Heat Island in Precinct Context
Innovative design approach to enhancing water sensitivity in semi-arid urban landscapes of drought-prone cities
A study on apartment design strategies in reference to users’ requirements from diverse demographic characteristics: To inform suppliers’ decision-making
Development, testing and application of advanced cool materials for facade, roof and pavement to mitigate heat islands in the urban environment
The effect of facades on outdoor microclimate
Whose heritage is it? Strategies for empowering communities in the conservation of their built heritage
High performance prefab housing: towards an evaluation framework for design, sustainability and affordability
A framework of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment as a new generation tool for building assessment system: A case study of Malaysia (MY-LCSA)
Chinese Inhabitation and Timber Framework
The Voice of Architecture: Thomas Vallance Wran sculptor 1832-1891
Community Architecture: permanence or impermanence in earthquake reconstruction of informal rural settlements in Nepal
Collective Mood, Gentrification and Architecture: The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the influence of its Trustees within Sydney’s late 19th century society
Why are Adaptive Reuse Hotels more prevalent in the City of Sydney since 1980
Biomimetic adaptive building skins for thermal comfort: An approach towards multifunctionality
Decision-making Model for Government to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect
Modelling residential energy consumption behaviour
Toward Design for Neurodiversity: person environment fit implications of atypical somatosensory function in neurodiverse adults
Studies on Prioritized Application of Building Integrated Photovoltaic/Thermal Double-Skin Facade for Commercial Building in Australia
Rowan Gower
Image Building: Examining Australia’s Diplomatic Architecture in the Asian Region, 1960-1990.
Assessing Interior Design Circulation in Art Museums in Australia in Terms of Visitor Engagement
Residential architecture and human experience: A phenomenological interpretation for a user-sensitive practice in Sydney and Amman
Changing role of outdoor and semi-outdoor transitional spaces and its socio-cultural implications on the tropical urban house and neighborhood.
The changing role of the architects over the last ten years in Italy
Synergies between Urban Heat Island Intensity (UHII) and Heat Waves (HW) in Sydney and possible mitigation technologies.
Generative space planning of landscaped rooftop gardens
Space, Time & the Human Margin: A Way of Understanding Spatial & Temporal Symbolism in Sacred Architecture Through Participation
Development of Advanced Thermochromic Materials to Decrease Energy Consumption and Fight Urban Overheating
Machine learning in humanitarian relief through employing rule-based verification on aerial imagery
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Designing and modeling prefabricated multi-layer envelopes consisting of Bio-PCM modules reinforced with high-performance insulations
"NOVEL ECOSYSTEMS ON THE ROOFTOP: how a rooftop garden can be a catalyst for urban and social regeneration A case study of the native urban rooftop garden, Yerrabingin, South Eveleigh, Sydney"
Connectivity to Landscape through the Shaping Of Artefact
Exploring Urban Sustainability in Saudi Arabia: The Future Saudi Cities Program.
Mass Engineered Timber (MET) Construction – its durability in hot & humid climate, a study in the Greater Bay Area of China
Towards Healthy Built Environment: the role of housing environmental quality on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children
Codifying knowledge generated by the intersection of research and architectural practice: the design excellence of the contemporary court house

Planning

Urbanising Nature and the Nature of Urbanisation: the politics of park making in late 20th century Sydney
Integrated landscapes of home-neighbourhood: ageing well in urban Australia
Regenerative urban precincts: A framework for systemic sustainable and climate-driven urban transitions
Housing affordability and planning regime in urbanising China
Planning and the Public Interest: The civic rationale for the planning profession
Revealing the mechanics of foreshore dis/possession
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Building Community Resilience in Urban Settlements. The Case of Kampung in Surabaya, Indonesia.
How has the changing 'skill' profile of overseas migrants affected housing demand in Sydney, 2006-2016?
A Decision-Making Framework for Regenerative Precinct Development
The Elderly Immigrants in Australia and Their Left-Behind Counterparts in China: A Comparison of Mobility Decision, Living Arrangement, and Intergenerational Exchange
Using city dashboards for empowering citizens in the smart city
The Business Case for Sustainable Development in the Australian Built Environment.
Water sensitive innovations aimed at reducing pathogenic contamination of recreational water environments
Developing Safe Public Spaces in Social Housing Renewal Projects through Physical, Social and Cultural aspects
Occupying Vacancy: Nomadic Subjects, Temporality and Tenure in the Twenty-First Century City
Smart Cities and Social Sustainability: A critical analysis of the Indian Smart City Mission
Seamless Pedestrian Navigation in Indoor/Outdoor Large Spaces with No Clear Patterns for Movement
Evaluation of green infrastructure from a whole-of-service life perspective
Modeling urban growth of coastal city: a disaster risk sensitive CA-ABM approach for Greater Sydney area.
Refurbishment of neighborhood open space (NOS) in old urban areas in contemporary China: case studies in Qingdao
Spatial Analysis, Modelling, and Measures of Public Transit Network Accessibility: A New Technical Advancement
Urbanisation, wellbeing and green infrastructure
Towards an Approach for Water Sensitive Super Block Design via A Comparative Study of Current Water Sensitive Situation in Beijing city, Shanghai city, Xi’an city, Shenzhen city and Chongqing city
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Smart planning for smart cities: Design of smart planning evaluation systems
Increasing Residential Density and Adequate Housing Provision at the New Metro Stations in the City of Riyadh
A Prototype for a 3D Cadastral Data Update Model
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Responsive AI Augmented Design in Urban Design/Planning - A Game Theory Approach
A New Development Model for Implementation of Sustainable Priority/Critical Infrastructure
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Urban airport regions and public health: Understanding how airport planning policy considers determinants of health
Voxel-based approach to estimate the volume of fuel load from point cloud data for hazard reduction burning.

Design

The role of the client in Australian design history 1950-1970
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The perception of the wall in gated communities
User Perception of Design Language Semantics
Parametric Master Planning Using Artificial Organic Simulations Through Topographical Analysis
Urban Design Governance: How can Embodied Cognition theory be used to improve the outcomes of urban design?
Connected Lighting and the Environment

Alumni

Sustainability Management of Construction Organisations
Just a Roof Over Their Heads: Temporary Dwellings on Sydney's Urban Fringe 1945 to 1960
Enabling Smart City Transformation in Emerging Economies: India's 100 Smart Cities Mission
Co-benefits of low carbon policies in the built environment: An Australian investigation into local government co-benefits policies
The role of the built environment in supporting casual social ties in large apartment complexes and their local areas
In becoming a smarter city: Pragmatist experiments in Sydney's transport information systems
Assessing the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate
Potential of Building Surface Evaporative Cooling using Rainwater in the Hot Humid Tropics
Corporate sustainability and responsibility of private finance institutions in the transition to a low carbon economy: case studies in Australia and Indonesia