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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. 2 February 2020 – Cities, Night-Time Economy, Sustainability, Urban Design, Urban Planning

    A not so silent night

    Understanding our cities after dark is crucial to sustainability, but a University of Melbourne experts says we also need to value the night-time economy.

  2. 28 January 2020 – Cities, Health, Traffic, Transport, Urban Design

    What is the best urban design to reduce road injuries?

    City designs that can reduce reliance on cars, without reducing population mobility, are critical for our environment say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 14 November 2019 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Cities, Popular Culture , Urban Design

    Reframing the ‘Australian Ugliness’

    Robin Boyd was known for his scathing assessment of Australian popular architecture, but did he eventually change his mind asks a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 1 August 2019 – Architectural Heritage, Architecture, Australia, Australian History, Design

    Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part Two

    Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.

  5. 1 August 2019 – Architectural Heritage, Architecture, Australia, Australian History, Design

    Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part One

    Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.

  6. 5 June 2019 – Architecture, Children, Design, Hospitals, Paediactrics

    Designing for wellbeing in children’s hospitals

    University of Melbourne research sets out guidelines for architects to design supportive, positive hospitals for children and their families at a difficult time

  7. 26 May 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Architecture, Building and Planning, Indigenous, National Reconciliation Week

    Reconciliation at scale

    Indigenous placemaking in design is gaining greater currency in Australia and plays a crucial part in reconciliation, says a University of Melbourne academic.

  8. 7 May 2019 – Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management, Performance, Plants, Urban Ecology

    Plants tell stories of cultural connection

    Aboriginal peoples’ holistic relationships with all living things is celebrated at The Living Pavilion, an event and living lab at the University of Melbourne.

  9. 7 March 2019 – Climate Change, Green Spaces, International Women's Day, Trees, Urban

    One million urban trees

    Trees are critical for urban sustainability and liveability, but so is planting the right things in the right places, says a University of Melbourne expert.