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Smart Cities: Scott Hawken: The Smart Cities Research Cluster (SCRC) seeks to promote and advance the efficient design, planning and delivery of urban environments and services through the use of spatially integrated information and communication technology. Urban Typologies: Anne Warr: Established in 2010, the Urban Typologies Research Cluster is a research collective made up of Faculty academics, postgraduate students and associate members who share interests in the history of the built environment. It includes members from the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture and planning. Its primary, though not exclusive focus is metropolitan Sydney and the major typologies that have shaped its urban and suburban environment. People and Place: Kate Bishop: The People and Place research cluster consists of researchers focused on understanding the relationship between people and their environments, with ‘place’ being defined as broad as a region and as small as a room. It is a cross-disciplinary group including researchers from a number of different programs with interests and expertise in the fields of urban sociology, environmental psychology, environment-behaviour studies and social planning. 4.

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The next monthly cohort workshop for 2015 is scheduled for Wednesday November 4 at 11am in the AGSM room (2001). The DPGR will be attending and all HDR students are encouraged to come along to contribute their ideas and opinions.

Did You Know…? …online attention of your articles can be tracked via Altmetrics? The University has recently subscribed to Altmetric Explorer, an institution-level database that can track academic and non-academic attention to research. Any article that is published with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) can be tracked and each mention results in a score. Mentions include tweets, facebook posts, news articles, blog posts, google+ etc. Through Altmetric Explorer you can track your own articles as well as benchmark the attention you are gaining against others within your Field of Research subject code within the faculty, university and even globally. Further information on altmetrics can be found at http://www.altmetric.com/ . Access to Altmetric Explorer, is available via the UNSW Library. Contact Toni Hodge if you would like a demonstration of the database.

Events Writing for The Conversation - Invitation for Academic Staff Are you interested in wider coverage for your research and teaching initiatives? The Conversation is a not-for-profit independent news and analysis website with a global audience of some 2.5 million visitors each month. Earlier this year the University became an official member. UNSW is currently the most read institution on The Conversation, having generated more than 1,324 articles and attracted almost 17.5 million reads since its launch in 2011. The Faculty invites you a presentation by Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation’s Fact Check Editor, to th be held on Tuesday 17 November, 11:30am-1pm in the AGSU Room, Level 2, West Wing. If you are interested to find out more about the site and how to get published, please come along!


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