From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
Designing homes for extreme weather
The devastating effects of extreme weather mean we urgently need to design homes to protect human life and protect buildings says University of Melbourne expert
Seeing the invisible vulnerable in our cities
The Global South’s urban poor are often displaced and excluded from the processes and places which determine their lives, say University of Melbourne experts.
Clear skies and longer lives
COVID-19 pandemic restrictions provided a natural experiment in the relationship between transport and air pollution, say University of Melbourne experts.
Better bus networks for fairer suburbs can cut emissions
Zero-emission buses will help cut emissions but we also need to redesign suburban networks to get people out of their cars, says University of Melbourne expert
Building resilience in remote communities
A remote archipelago off Brazil’s coast could provide insights into challenges to building community and urban resilience, says University of Melbourne expert.
Lifting standards in Victoria’s building industry
Building industry reform in Australia's Victoria is an opportunity to better protect home owners and promote quality, say University of Melbourne experts
Australian cities failing on walkability
International study shows Australian cities designed around cars not walking, hampering bid to boost physical activity, says University of Melbourne researcher
Mapping climate policy
Climate policy across Australia is fragmented, but researchers at University of Melbourne are aiming to use big data to collect and make better sense of plans
Doing more to stop sexual violence in plain sight
This International Women's Day, a University of Melbourne expert says not understanding women’s fear in public spaces puts the burden safety on the victim.