With a systems perspective that acknowledges the complexity of delivering sustainable urban environments we research, teach, and design to optimise urban climate and urban comfort. We are part of both the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems (CHF-STS) and the School of Law and Society, and we engage widely with industry and local communities.
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Research focus and projects
Explore our key areas of research and current projects
Teaching and learning
USC courses that explore the areas of Complex Systems and Urban Climate
Our key external collaborators
Equipment and software
Infrastructure for experimentation and simulation of existing and future urban scenarios
Publications and awards
Research outputs and team successes
Ryan McNeilly Smith haw been awarded a Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Award for Excellence in the category Tertiary Student Project for his Honours: Extreme Heat and Urban Design: How can urban design policy play a greater role in mitigating heat-health risks?
USC opens high-tech lab to improve urban areas
The high-tech Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities (BASC) Lab is now open, with the goal of making towns and cities more comfortable and healthy.