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  1. 25 June 2020 – Australia, Cities, Health, Infrastructure, Urban Design

    Identifying the ‘Paris-End’ of town

    Good urban design can help enhance our health; new University of Melbourne research uses ‘big data’ to explore how Australian cities compare globally.

  2. 10 June 2020 – COVID-19, Construction, Coronavirus, Housing, Public Housing

    Investing in social housing during a pandemic

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia needs a National Housing Strategy, as well as funding and policy, to fix our long-term declines in social housing.

  3. 29 May 2020 – Climate, Decision-making, Risk Perception, Water, Water Management

    Water management? Yes, it’s personal

    Water-planning experts shows they have vastly differing risk perceptions, which may reduce the chance of innovative practices being implemented finds U

  4. 26 May 2020 – Bushfires, COVID-19, Climate, Global Warming, Royal Commission

    What can Australia’s pandemic response teach us about bushfire recovery?

    Australia’s governments responded rapidly to COVID-19, but the response to our devastating bushfires suffers by comparison says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 17 May 2020 – Australian Economy, COVID-19, Housing, Interest Rates, Property Market

    Where to now for Australian property?

    Australia's different property markets face varying roads to recovery following COVID-19 and the already existing trends, say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 1 May 2020 – 3D Printing, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Innovation, Medical Devices

    3D printing medical equipment for COVID-19

    3D printing is proving ideal for designing and prototyping medical personal protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 28 April 2020 – COVID-19, COVID-19 India, Food Security, India, Welfare

    Securing India’s food supply during COVID-19

    India’s old system of subsidised crop prices for farmers and the needy is proving its worth during the COVID-19 crisis, say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 18 April 2020 – COVID-19, Climate Change, Coronavirus, Energy, Environment

    COVID-19 is an opportunity to reset our environmental future

    COVID-19 is having short-term environmental benefits, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's an opportunity to plan our low or zero net emissions future

  9. 23 March 2020 – Australian Economy, Circular economy , Climate, Recycling, Sustainability

    Reduce, reuse and recycle for a circular economy

    Using a University of Melbourne campus as a ‘living laboratory’, a new study evaluates what materials universities use and how to reduce environmental effects.