APCCRPR acknowledges both the legal and economic schools of thought on property rights, but realise that the multiple interests, factors, stakeholders, and relationships in many property rights situations are often too complex to be resolved by one discipline in isolation.
Instead, it offers a truly transdisciplinary approach to addressing complex real property rights. They achieve this by developing productive relationships investigating property rights at the interface of law, land and the political economy, urban planning, human geography and sociology. These dynamic relationships continually force a team of discipline specialists to think outside of the box, beyond their comfort zones, to deconstruct debate and tackle contemporary property rights conundrums.
Built Environment Design and Management (BEDM) is a project based research, consultancy and professional development group within the School of Built Environment. The group has expertise spanning the full breadth of built environment disciplines, but with a specific focus on the union between design and management - from design conception, through to execution, through to life cycle usage. BEDM Members come from a variety of experiences and areas of expertise in the fields of design, property development, urban planning, construction and project management.
The Centre for Contemporary Design Practice (CCDP) is engaged in research which is grounded in traditional theory and practice, but which responds to the need to re-invent the design professions in the light of contemporary society and technological advances, and to develop the design practices of the future.
DAB Lab is the unique research support facility at the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.
The University of Technology, Sydney and the NSW Attorney General's Department have invested over $1 million annually to help reduce crime through smart, secure design.
In a first for New South Wales, UTS's Designing Out Crime Research Centre researches clever, simple and well-targeted design interventions aimed to discourage opportunistic crime.
The Group for Health Architecture and Planning (GHAAP) is an independent research group within the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (UTS: DAB) at the University of Technology, Sydney. Originally started in 1989, it was re-established at UTS in 2002. GHAAP's purpose is to provide a source of health facility support within DAB and also provide architectural and facility planning support to the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health (UTS: NMH) as well as the Centre for Health Services Management at UTS.