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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. 12 January 2018 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Cities, Design, Indigenous

    Australia’s top 10 iconic architectural sites

    Architecture can define a nation. Ten of the University of Melbourne’s top architectural experts explore some of Australia's most iconic designs.

  2. 20 November 2017 – Ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, Sustainability, Urban Ecology

    Designing the urban future of the Galápagos Islands

    The Galápagos Islands are famous for their biodiversity, but a University of Melbourne collaboration is working on providing for a growing human population.

  3. 12 November 2017 – Climate change, Ecocity, Global Warming, Sustainability, Urban

    What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

    Australian cities must reduce their emissions to avoid climate change; research led by the University of Melbourne finds two paths toward a sustainable future.

  4. 3 November 2017 – Architecture, Cities, Design, Sustainability, Urban Design

    Building with the people

    Resilient Communities encourages communities and developers to work together, like the group design approach in Germany, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 30 October 2017 – Architecture, Education, School Design, Schools, Teaching

    Designing Australia’s largest school

    Footscray Learning Precinct will bring together all levels of education to benefit students and the community, say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 30 October 2017 – Air Pollutants, Biophilia Hypothesis, Plants, Wellbeing

    How a pot plant or five is good for you

    Having five pot plants in your room can cleanse the air and make you feel food, says a new University of Melbourne and RMIT analysis of decades of past evidence

  7. Podcast20 October 2017 – Cities, Economy, Industry, Innovation, Urban Planning

    What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

    Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.

  8. 9 October 2017 – Employment, Future, Infrastructure, Robotics, Technology

    Working in an autonomous world

    Autonomous tech will change our infrastructure; University of Melbourne experts look at how innovations like driverless cars could impact on the way we work.

  9. 20 July 2017 – Architecture, Counselling, Design, Mental Health, Therapy

    Designing the right headspace

    Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.