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University research: policy considerations to drive Australia’s competitiveness

In view of accelerating investment in research and innovation by our Asian neighbours and traditional competitors, Australia could be close to the proverbial ‘tipping point’, whereby we are not able to achieve our goal of a high-wage, high-growth economy. A national strategy that addresses all facets of the system, targets both supply and demand, and includes long-term financial commitments is needed in order to bring about cultural change and improve Australia’s research and innovation performance.Read more

Walk, talk, work: the importance of pedestrians and public space for collaboration in hospital knowledge precincts

This study for the National Association of Women In Construction’s 2014 International Women’s Day Scholarship examines how pedestrians and public space contribute to collaboration in hospital knowledge precincts around the world, and discovers that as buildings get bigger and taller, the line between appropriate density for interaction and congestion is fine.
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