From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
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
New design tech offers hope for urban wildlife
Designers and ecologists are working together to reimagine cities as more-than-human places – animals need homes too, say University of Melbourne experts
What we now know about climate change after 2021
2021 made us focus on climate change as well as COVID-19; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we now know about climate change at the end of 2021
Conserving Melbourne’s creative heritage
Melbourne's Nicholas Building is up for sale; University of Melbourne experts say we need to rethink approaches to urban heritage to conserve our local history.
Local climate action blocked by foreign relations laws
Foreign relations laws are hindering efforts Australian state and local governments are making for global climate targets, says a University of Melbourne expert
Despairing about climate change?
Education plays a key role in inspiring cities and communities to create more resilient places for our climate future, say University of Melbourne experts.
Building social value into affordable housing
Victoria's big investment in social and affordable housing is an opportunity for design innovation to create social value, say University of Melbourne experts
Building just and prosperous zero-carbon regions
Australian and international successes highlight the factors for accelerating well-managed regional energy transitions, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Australia given serious health warning on climate change
Research monitoring the health impacts of climate change highlights the global emergency and the threat to Australians, warn University of Melbourne experts.