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From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.

  1. 8 July 2021 – COVID-19, Pandemic, Politics, Public Health, Vaccination

    Get ready for a shift in the COVID blame game

    The term 'Living with COVID’ may see blame for illness, deaths and economic damage shift from Government to the individual says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 28 June 2021 – Biodiversity, Building and Planning, Ecosystems, Melbourne, Victoria

    Protecting Melbourne’s Green Wedges while we still can

    University of Melbourne research argues that the natural areas of Melbourne are under threat as there is growing evidence of their importance for human survival

  3. 23 June 2021 – Building Codes, Energy Efficient Design, Environmental Design, Housing, Renting

    How our housing can make it feel like a Russian winter

    Australia’s housing isn’t geared to deal efficiently with our Southern winters – we need learn from the Northern Hemisphere, says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 7 May 2021 – Architecture, Culture, Melbourne, Multiculturalism, Urban Design

    Designing-in difference

    University of Melbourne research finds culturally inclusive urban design can help shape our everyday public spaces and encourage vibrant multicultural interplay

  5. 3 May 2021 – Australia, Biden Climate Summit 2021, COP26, Paris Agreement, Victoria

    State leadership on emissions reduction is crucial

    Victoria aims to cut emissions by 45 to 50 per cent by 2030. But University of Melbourne experts say Australia's Federal Government needs to co-ordinate more.

  6. 20 April 2021 – Cities, Government, Paris Agreement, Sustainability, Urban Design

    City climate leadership a model for sustainability

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a global blueprint, but University of Melbourne experts say our cities have a key role in transformative change.

  7. 30 March 2021 – Architecture, Climate, Design, Sustainability, Urban Design

    Designing liveable cities for our future climate

    The Climate Imaginary exhibit explores works from designers including University of Melbourne to envision better and creative climate futures for our cities

  8. 18 March 2021 – COP26, Climate, Climate Change, Melbourne, Paris Agreement

    Melbourne’s real-world impact on climate change

    A new University of Melbourne initiative brings together multi-disciplinary climate change experts to focus on global solutions here in Australia and beyond.

  9. 12 March 2021 – Biodiversity, Cities, Climate Change, Extinction, Nature

    How our cities should respond to the biodiversity extinction crisis

    Globally, many governments have declared a climate emergency, but University of Melbourne research finds cities have a key role in conserving our biodiversity.