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MONTHLY COHORT WORKSHOP At last month’s monthly cohort workshop, which was held on Wednesday 2nd March, we had two guest speakers come along to give a talk to the cohort. 

Sian Thompson spoke about: “New Zealand’s Cities: Difficulties around Urban Form and Implementing the Auckland Unitary Plan” Sian’s presentation focused on the urban planning context of Auckland, but also touched on Wellington and Christchurch as they are three very different cities with their own unique issues. Fatima Afzal spoke about: “Structural Equation Modelling”. Fatima showed off to the cohort a technique she is using for her research data analysis called ‘Structural Equation Modelling’.

The next monthly HDR cohort workshop with be held on Wednesday 6th April from 11am in the AGSU Room (RC2001). All welcome to attend. STUDENT NEWS 1. Malay Dave – PhD Student – CRC for Low Carbon Living video release The CRC for Low Carbon Living's latest videos highlight some of its key achievements to date and further work planned in coming years. The videos explain partnership with a wide range of industry and government partners, fostering collaboration and supporting outstanding research including HDR work that is designed to meet the needs of end-users. BE student Malay Dave is featured in both videos. Links to Videos: 2.

Nicholas Papas – MPhil Student – UNSW Media Clip It’s a taboo topic that’s “literally filthy” to discuss, but for Nicholas Papas the toilet marries his two great passions – architecture and altruism. Papas, a Masters research student in the Faculty, is researching the rollout of low-cost, sustainable, eco-friendly toilets in a remote coastal village of Papua New Guinea’s Central Province. Click on the link below to find out more:

HERDC Top Tip – Add your ORCID to ROS ORCID is a unique, persistent identifier for researchers that helps distinguish your research activities and outputs from those of other researchers with similar names to ensure you get credit for your work. Using your ORCID to link your publications, grants and datasets will help make your research more discoverable. Log in to ROS to create your own ORCID or add your existing ORCID to your search settings. As a trusted source, any publications harvested using your ORCID will be claimed automatically for you – saving you time updating ROS. For more information visit UNSW Library’s ORCID webpage or contact your Outreach Librarian.

Utzon Lecture:

Tradition and Newness: Continuity and meaning in art Prof Juhani Pallasmaa, Professor Emeritus, Aalto University, Helsinki

Built Environment Research News April 2016