From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
Zanuckville: Australia’s strangest suburb?
In the 1950s, the Hollywood Western came to Australia; a University of Melbourne expert says the cast and crew were put up in ‘Zanuckville' near Port Augusta.
A Big Build or a big bet?
Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop aims to support growth, but better land use and transport may deliver more benefits for less say University of Melbourne experts.
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
Planning a sense of place
An informal settlement in Iran provides an insight into the politics of place in cities for the most marginalised people, 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