City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment


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Cracks in the Compact City: new Linkage Grant awarded to examine building defects in strata
10 July 2018
City Futures has been awarded an ARC Linkage Grant for a two-year project to tackle defects in strata housing. The project aims to address growing concerns that building quality issues are threatening the appeal of higher density multi-unit housing for city dwellers, which could undermine both the trillion dollar strata ...
The Greenway Active Transport Living laboratory
10 July 2018
Earlier this year, Professor Chris Pettit and Dr Ori Gudes have been awarded $20,000 grant from the National Heart Foundation for a study focused on the GreenWay. The GreenWay is a sustainable transport and urban environmental corridor containing a network of footpaths, cycle-ways, parks, playgrounds, bush care sites, cafes, public ...
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Cities for Us Summit
10 July 2018
Join industry experts and leaders from local government, housing, planning, and academia for a robust discussion about density, local infrastructure, and liveability in the metropolitan Sydney region. This one-day Summit aims to generate practical solutions for real-world application, with a formal Communique to be developed. The one-day Cities for Us ...
Affordable Housing Conference
9 May 2018
The 2018 conference theme – Everybody’s Home – highlights the current and growing shortfall of accessible and affordable housing in Australia across the entire housing continuum. Over two days, housing professionals from the private, not for profit, and government sectors will come together to share expertise and find out about ...
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Master of City Analytics program launched
27 September 2017
As cities scramble to house a rapidly growing population, urban planners will need to harness big data and new technologies to design for the future. Led by Professor Chris Pettit, and now enrolling for 2018, UNSW’s new Master of City Analytics will teach urban planners, engineers and built environment experts ...
Four courses from four Master degrees in four semesters – new UNSW postgrad package
27 September 2017
Are you an urban policy or planning or housing professional ambitious to progress your career in this field? UNSW’s new Graduate Certificate in Advanced City Policy and Practice could help you do just that. ACPP is a bite-sized post-grad program targeted towards mid-career staff in relevant government agencies, local councils, ...
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Rental Vulnerability Index launched in Brisbane
28 June 2017
Devised by CFRC and launched on 17 May, the new Queensland Rental Vulnerability Index is a new tool for measuring and mapping problems in our rental housing system. ‘Rental vulnerability’ is defined here as the vulnerability of persons to problems that may make their rental housing unaffordable, insecure or inappropriate, ...
City Futures Wins National Planning Institute of Australia Award for Planning Excellence
4 May 2017
City Futures Research Centre has been awarded the Planning Institute of Australia National Award for Planning Excellence for their work on ‘Renewing the Compact City: Economically viable and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment in a complex multi-stakeholder environment’.The 2017 Award for Planning Excellence was for the ‘Cutting Edge Research ...
Prof Hal Pawson appointed to CaCHE Advisory Panel
26 April 2017
CFRC’s Professor Hal Pawson has been appointed to an Advisory Panel to oversee a GBP 7.5 million housing research program shortly commencing in the UK. The initiative, funded largely by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is named the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). Led by Glasgow ...
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Greater Sydney Commission's Draft District Plans
18 April 2017
The Draft District Plans contain a large number of new and potentially ground-breaking ideas and proposals. Given the scope of these proposals, we have limited our comments to areas with which the Centre has a particular interest or experience.Click here to read our submission.*Imaged sourced from Leaflet and OpenStreetMap.