Our vision lies around solving pressing urban challenges and improving people’s lives.
At the School of Built Environment, our vision lies around solving pressing urban challenges and improving people’s lives through vital city research, translating into a better, more efficient and inclusive built environment.
Our supporters are inspirational and their motivations for giving are all unique. Some support because they want to accelerate research in response to urban challenges, many give in memory of significant others and some simply want to support students by providing scholarships to those in need.
All believe in the School of Built Environment and what we stand for: great, connected and inclusive cities.
Judith Neilson AM – founder and director of Sydney’s White Rabbit Gallery – said she was motivated to make a major investment in research to investigate how architecture and design could be used as a powerful force for change:
“One of the most pressing issues of our time is the growing number of displaced people around the world whose communities have been ravaged by geopolitical events and natural disasters. We have massive populations who move to temporary housing that they end up living in for years and that in no way meets their needs. Giving people whose lives have been shattered the opportunity to live in affordable dwellings that have been thoughtfully and sustainably designed with enduring materials can help improve their quality of life.”