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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. 25 September 2018 – Architecture, Cities, Governance, Infrastructure, Urban Planning

    Stuck in the past: Overhauling the governance of Australia’s cities

    Australia needs fresh metropolitan governance to tackle complex issues, but a University of Melbourne expert says that's already happening in cities overseas.

  2. 7 September 2018 – Affordability, House Prices, Housing, Infrastructure, Urban Planning

    An Australian place to call home

    As Melbourne's population hits 5 million, a University of Melbourne reports looks at Victoria's need to use land wisely to meet the need for affordable housing.

  3. 18 July 2018 – Architecture, Design, Exhibitions, Indigenous, Town Planning

    Q&A: The Indigenous design perspective

    The Indigenous design perspective has been ignored for too long, says University of Melbourne architect Jefa Greenaway. But things are changing.

  4. 20 June 2018 – Disadvantage, Homeless, Housing, Melbourne, Public Housing

    Melbourne's housing crisis and homelessness

    As Melbourne faces a housing crisis, a University of Melbourne expert looks at a new scheme that's getting people who’ve become homeless into home ownership.

  5. 31 May 2018 – Carbon Emissions, Energy, Housing, Real Estate, Sustainability

    Paying the right price for energy efficient homes

    New University of Melbourne research finds people want to pay more for new energy-efficient housing, so what about a national rating system for existing houses?

  6. 18 March 2018 – Affordability, Domestic Violence, Homeless, Housing, Planning

    No safe place to stay

    There is not enough government support for securing safe, permanent housing for survivors of intimate partner violence, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 20 February 2018 – Housing, Land Value, Real Estate, Urban Planning, Urbanisation

    When land is worth more to you than its price

    A market price is a poor return when your home is compulsorily acquired. A University of Melbourne expert says we need to better value what land means to people

  8. 5 February 2018 – Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Sustainability, Water, Water Management

    How to prevent cities from drying up

    The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.

  9. 25 January 2018 – Architectural Heritage, Architecture, Skyscrapers

    Praising squareness: The heritage of skyscrapers

    The square skyscrapers that dominate modern city skylines need to be valued for their heritage rather than disparaged, argues a University of Melbourne expert