Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities Lab (BASC Lab) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities Lab (BASC Lab)

A human-centred approach to enhance urban design and town planning

The BASC Lab (Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities Lab) focuses on a human-centred approach to enhance urban design and town planning.

With a systems perspective that acknowledges the complexity of delivering sustainable urban environments we research, teach, and design to optimise urban climate and urban comfort.

We are part of both the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems (CHF-STS) and the School of Law and Society, and we engage widely with industry and local communities.

LATEST NEWS

Congratulations Ryan!

Ryan McNeilly Smith has recently received the 2021 PIA QLD Award for Excellence in the category Tertiary Student Project for his Honours: Extreme Heat and Urban Design: How can urban design policy play a greater role in mitigating heat-health risks?

Our team

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Research focus and projects

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Teaching and learning

USC courses that explore the areas of Complex Systems and Urban Climate 

Publications and awards

Research outputs and team successes

Equipment and software

Infrastructure for experimentation and simulation of existing and future urban scenarios 

Current partners

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