Digitisation, automation, a growing population and climate change adaptation all require innovative approaches to the way we design and construct smart cities.
Geometry at human scale – that’s another way to describe building design,and it’s why combining maths and architecture is a must for aspiring architects.
Science skills like data gathering and analysis are helping to create apps that solve the big problems facing society today.
The future of sustainable biomaterials for use in construction, homewares and fashion has some pretty smelly and slimy origins. We investigate biomaterials made from an enzyme in your pee, and a pesky algae affectionately known as 'rock snot'.
Universal design has the power to transform our tech for the better. It's ensuring tech products are designed with the accessibility of all users and all abilities in mind.
Zarif Aziz, student at the University of Sydney shares his engineering work experience story; Working with Okra Solar, he's helped to provide long-term energy solutions to villages in Cambodia - that would otherwise have no access to power.
From verti-planes that act like flying cars, to a bioscout drone that results in more efficient agriculture, we take a look at the possibilities of future engineering.
When you envisage the future, what do you see? Downstream is bringing the future to architecture and opening the door to innovating our homes.
La Trobe University is trialling the 'Autonobus', the driverless bus delivering students around campus that has huge potential for increasing accessibility. Find out how you can take a ride!
Downstream brings digital architectural design in to the 21st century.
The technology that makes our smart phones so efficient is coming to a city near you. Urban engineers are making our world safer and easier to live in.
Hands-on learning is a critical part of next-generation civil engineering.