City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

Seminar Series



Launched in March 2021, the Centre’s new seminar program is a platform to share and discuss research findings on urban policy and analytics. It is a forum for Centre researchers and higher degree students, as well as for invited/visiting guests working in our field. We very much hope this will draw interest from academic colleagues in the broader Faculty and beyond, as well as from partners in government and industry. 

Scheduled fortnightly on Fridays from 4-5pm, the program will at least initially operate in a COVID-safe ‘hybrid’ format where a limited number of participants can attend physically at the campus (in the Red Centre Building) or can otherwise join online via MS Teams. 


Upcoming events

25th June 2021

  • Parisa Zare "Geo-design in planning and designing for bicycling: an evidence-based approach for collaborative bicycling planning"
  • Nemanja Nikolic on "The Evolving Commercial Geography of the City in Built-form: Modelling of Office Submarkets and Property Values in Metropolitan Sydney"

9th July 2021

  • Prof.Stuart Barr on "The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network's research on urban modelling"

23rd July 2021

6th August 2021

  • Prof. Sisi Zlatanova on "Research from GRID - Geospatial Research Innovation and Development centre from UNSW, Sydney"

20th August 2021

  • Dr Qishuo Gao on "Impacts of Greenery on Housing Price: Evidence from Surface Cover and Street View Image in Liverpool, Sydney"
  • Dr Ajith Jayasekare on "Aesthetic View - Does DTM/DSM Resolution Matter for Automated Valuation Models?"


Past events


11th June 2021

  • Dr Hoon Han on "Human mobility impacts on the surging incidence of COVID-19 in India"
  • Rupa Ganguli on "The sales intermediary groups responsible for Sydney’s apartment boom"

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14th May 2021

  • Dr Balamurugan Soundaraj on "Using Real Time Dashboards to Monitor the Impacts of Disruptive Events on the Real Estate Market. Case of COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia" 

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30 April 2021

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16 April 2021

  • Prof Hal Pawson on “COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts: an initial analysis” 

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9 April 2021

  • Josephine Roper on “The effect of walkability on property values in Sydney” and 
  • Hyungmo Yang on “Designing Better Apartments: Spatial layouts of units for families with children” 

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19 March 2021

  • David Lilley on "From People to Profit: The evolution of social housing renewal in NSW since 1994*" 
  • Claire Daniel on "Characterising the Digital Planning Literature"

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