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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. 3 May 2021 – Australia, Biden Climate Summit 2021, COP26, Paris Agreement, Victoria

    State leadership on emissions reduction is crucial

    Victoria aims to cut emissions by 45 to 50 per cent by 2030. But University of Melbourne experts say Australia's Federal Government needs to co-ordinate more.

  2. 20 April 2021 – Cities, Government, Paris Agreement, Sustainability, Urban Design

    City climate leadership a model for sustainability

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a global blueprint, but University of Melbourne experts say our cities have a key role in transformative change.

  3. 30 March 2021 – Architecture, Climate, Design, Sustainability, Urban Design

    Designing liveable cities for our future climate

    The Climate Imaginary exhibit explores works from designers including University of Melbourne to envision better and creative climate futures for our cities

  4. 18 March 2021 – COP26, Climate, Climate Change, Melbourne, Paris Agreement

    Melbourne’s real-world impact on climate change

    A new University of Melbourne initiative brings together multi-disciplinary climate change experts to focus on global solutions here in Australia and beyond.

  5. 12 March 2021 – Biodiversity, Cities, Climate Change, Extinction, Nature

    How our cities should respond to the biodiversity extinction crisis

    Globally, many governments have declared a climate emergency, but University of Melbourne research finds cities have a key role in conserving our biodiversity.

  6. 7 March 2021 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Design, Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Land Management, International Women's Day

    Building collective knowledge for action

    Community-led research brings together cultural and environmental elements for a unique design collaboration with the University of Melbourne on Olkola Country.

  7. 22 January 2021 – Bushfires, COVID-19, NGV Triennial, Urban Design

    Rethinking urbanity

    The NGV Triennial explores the necessity of continuity in understanding place and forces us to rethink our urbanity, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 4 January 2021 – Architecture, Australian History, Culture, Tourism, Urban Design

    The importance of Australia’s Big Things

    What’s the point of Big Things like the Big Banana or the Big Prawn? Well, University of Melbourne experts say they’re kitsch fun but they also connect us.

  9. 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