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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 December 2020 – Agriculture, Business Development, Gippsland, Regional Development, Renewable Energy

    Getting regional development right

    A new approach to revitalising Gippsland is centred on place-based leadership and could be used around Australia, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts

  2. 17 November 2020 – COVID-19, Government, Pandemic, Public Health, Public Transport

    Adapting Melbourne’s public transport to ‘COVID normal’

    Given Melbourne’s franchised public transport provision, who is best positioned to manage cross-disciplinary pandemic risks ask University of Melbourne experts?

  3. 30 October 2020 – Cities, Climate, Melbourne, Sustainability, United Nations

    Without sustainable cities, global development goals will fail

    Australian cities are applying the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, using local action to drive global sustainability, show University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 21 October 2020 – COVID-19, Melbourne, Policy, Urban Planning, Workplace

    The future of offices in post-COVID Melbourne

    As we work to get the economy and employment back on track, to what extent will workers return to offices post COVID-19, ask University of Melbourne experts

  5. 16 October 2020 – COVID-19, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, Coronavirus, Social Science

    How ‘artificial societies’ are helping plan our COVID-19 response

    Computational social science allows policy makers to trial COVID responses on ‘artificial societies’, before real life explains a University of Melbourne expert

  6. 30 September 2020 – Cities, Climate Change, Design, Indigenous, Sustainability

    The time is now for Indigenous design equity

    Indigenous Australians have long been architects, engineers and land managers; a University of Melbourne expert says that wisdom must help tackle climate change

  7. 15 September 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Design, International, Travel

    Reimagining international airports in COVID-19

    COVID-19 highlights that the way we design airports offers a way to minimise the risk of new imported disease outbreaks say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 10 September 2020 – Cities, Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, International, Leadership

    New foreign relations bill puts ‘city diplomacy’ at risk

    Proposed legislation to veto international city agreements if inconsistent with foreign policy puts city diplomacy at risk say University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 8 September 2020 – COVID-19, Epidemiology, Modelling, Public Health, Urban Design

    Modelling Victoria’s escape from COVID-19

    Dynamic policy models can help Victoria think through how we get to ‘COVID-normal’. Here University of Melbourne experts explain their new modelling