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23 March 2023

Essential workers face ever greater challenges

Frontline workers in essential public services play a critical role in our cities, but new research shows it's becoming more difficult for essential workers to live within reasonable commuting distance of their workplace.
21 March 2023

Smashing the avocado myth: cutting brunch won't pay home deposit

According to new research led by researchers in the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design and Planning, saving on 'smashed avocado' brunches and other lifestyle options won't cut it for young people saving for their first home, even for those on a moderate income. Family support is now key for many to achieve their home ownership dreams.

08 March 2023

Easing the housing crisis

Australia has taken a 'light touch' with Airbnb. Professor Nicole Gurran, from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, investigates whether stronger regulations could ease the housing crisis.
01 March 2023

Sydney students take affordable housing solutions to Town Hall

A recent design studio allowed Master of Architecture students to experience the realities architectural practice and public life, culminating in a presentation to the Deputy Lord Mayor and housing sector leaders at Sydney Town Hall.

15 February 2023

8 must-play LGBTQIA+ video games

Pride at Play invites you to play up to 22 queer indie video games and tabletop roleplaying games while advancing social research on how games can enable queer possibilities and play.
15 February 2023

Outstanding researchers supported with prestigious prizes

The 2023 Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Prizes have been awarded to 20 talented academics from across the University.
01 February 2023

Radiant rabbits a bright start to the Lunar New Year     

Dixon Street has welcomed a pair of new inhabitants as part of the City of Sydney’s 2023 Lunar New Year Festival. Two giant rabbit lanterns have illuminated Sydney’s Chinatown throughout this year’s celebrations, greeting visitors with their warm, welcoming glow.

08 December 2022

The push and pull affecting population growth

Why are Australian residents moving from cities to regional areas or vice versa? What are viable solutions for councils? How can they respond to population growth and population changes? A new study into three regional areas led by researchers from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning hopes to answer these questions.
15 November 2022

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning declares climate emergency

 The Board of The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency.

15 November 2022

This new ‘risky’ playground is a work of art

Senior Lecturer Dr Sanne Mestrom, from the Sydney College of the Arts, explores the work of artist Mike Hewson, who has created a 'risky' new children's playground in Melbourne's Southbank.