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Christine Steinmetz

Senior Lecturer in Built Environment, UNSW Australia

Christine Steinmetz is a senior lecturer in the Bachelor of Planning Program teaching1st, 4th and final year students. Christine’s scholarly interests include university campus design and the social construction of place on university campuses, communication theory, and the use of progressive qualitative research methods in planning research. Current and future research agenda includes planning and geographies of adult entertainment and commercial sex activities. She has supervised Masters and PhD students to completion and is currently supervising seven thesis projects.

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Apr 20, 2018 06:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar. These cities are...

Housing the dead: what happens when a city runs out of space?

Jan 05, 2017 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Do you know where and how you want to be buried? Will you choose an elaborate Victorian-style headstone, or do you prefer a green burial, with only a GPS tracking signal indicating your location? Or you may elect to...

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Economy

Crypto Currency Brief: Bitcoin rises for third straight day, HK-based Okex delists Altcoin pairs, EOS/USD breaches previous support – Friday, August 17th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices remained on the upside for the third consecutive day, trying to overcome the losses made last week, but failed to catch the $6,500 mark. Further, the past 24 hours witnessed a 50 percent jump in...

German bunds surge after Turkey’s political crisis worsens; Eurozone July CPI remains unchanged

The German bunds surged during European session Friday after Turkeys political crisis worsened, with the United States threatening to impose higher economic sanctions if the former refuses to set free a detained American...

Singapore’s NODX rises better-than-expected in July; NODX 2018 growth seen at 4-5 pct: OCBC Bank

Singapores non-oil domestic exports rose a better-than-expected 11.8 percent y/y (4.3 percent m/m s.a.) in July, up from Junes 1.1 percent y/y (-10.8 percent m/m s.a), beating market consensus forecast. While electronics...

Bank Negara Malaysia likely to remain accommodative, maintain OPR at 3.25 pct through this year: ANZ Research

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to remain accommodative and growth supportive, with the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) likely to be maintained at 3.25 percent throughout this year, according to the latest report from...

New Zealand bonds close lower tracking U.S. Treasuries on hopes of U.S.-China trade talks meet by month-end

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Friday, tracking similar movement in the U.S. Treasuries, following hopes of a re-commencement in the trade talks between the United States and China. At the time of closing, the yield...

Politics

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision

Theres a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: Abolish ICE. Its a hashtag, its used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE...

A socialist's primary win doesn't herald a workers revolution in the US

Anyone anticipating a golden dawn of Marxist-Leninist communism soon in the United States might have to wait a while longer perhaps forever. The surprise victory of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

The recent announcement of President Joko Jokowi Widodos running mate in his re-election bid suggests the continued strong influence of conservative groups over politics in the worlds largest Muslim population. A...

Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Jupiter's magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

One of the most striking features of Jupiter a gaseous giant with no solid surface is the coloured bands that encircle the planet. These bands are so large and distinct that they can be seen from here on Earth using a...

The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a 'space arms race'

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military. He repeated comments from President Donald Trump, who had said that American...

Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

When it comes to physical sciences, South Africas pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent...

Technology

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Latest Gameplay Trailer Is Proving the 8-Year Wait Is Worth It

Developer Rockstar Games recently revealed more gameplay details in a six-minute trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2. The teaser is entirely boasting of huge gameplay improvements one can expect from the upcoming title as if...

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Specs: Pixel 3 XL Seen in Public Confirms Bigger Display Notch and Chin?

A photo that has been making the rounds online reportedly shows an actual Google Pixel 3 XL in use. The device in question sports the same display notch and chin designs as shown in earlier leaked renders. The said...

'Fortnite' Patch v5.21: New Massive Sniper Rifle Can Destroy Any Wall with a Single Bullet

Fortnite remains one of the most popular games today as it reportedly now has 125 million players. That is an insane number of gamers of a single title and it goes without saying that Epic Games is raking in a lot of...

'Battlefield 5' Release Date: Second Closed Alpha Confirmed Before September Beta

The official Electronic Arts website for the Battlefield franchise recently posted additional details about a second wave of closed alpha testing for the upcoming first-person military shooter. The closed alpha has started...

iOS 12 Latest Update: Apple Removes Multiple FaceTime Options Due to Performance Issues

The latest mobile operating system update for iPhone users is still filled with bugs as developers are trying to fix problems for iOS 12. After Apple released the latest update this week, the company has been flooded with...
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