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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. 21 October 2021 – COP26, Climate Change, Emissions, Global Warming, Population Health

    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.

  2. 22 September 2021 – COVID-19, Flexible Working, Management, Work, Work-Life Balance

    From ‘nice to have’ to ‘must-have’ in the post-COVID workplace

    The experiences of workers pre and post-pandemic offer five lessons for organisations to reimagine workplaces and practices say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 15 September 2021 – Australia, Homeless, Housing, Public Housing, Women

    Protecting older Australian women from homelessness

    A University of Melbourne expert says older Australian women are the fastest growing group experiencing homelessness and more access to social housing will help

  4. 9 September 2021 – COVID-19, Green Spaces, Liveable Cities, Lockdown, Urban Design

    Liveable Melbourne a blessing amid weary lockdowns

    Melburnians are weary of COVID-19 lockdowns, but they can be grateful for, and protective of their highly liveable city says University of Melbourne researcher

  5. 18 August 2021 – Community, Education, Health, Schools, Urban Planning

    Building stronger connections between schools and communities

    Some schools are developing partnerships and sharing spaces to become local hubs and building school-community connections, say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 8 July 2021 – COVID-19, Pandemic, Politics, Public Health, Vaccination

    Get ready for a shift in the COVID blame game

    The term 'Living with COVID’ may see blame for illness, deaths and economic damage shift from Government to the individual says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 28 June 2021 – Biodiversity, Building and Planning, Ecosystems, Melbourne, Victoria

    Protecting Melbourne’s Green Wedges while we still can

    University of Melbourne research argues that the natural areas of Melbourne are under threat as there is growing evidence of their importance for human survival

  8. 23 June 2021 – Building Codes, Energy Efficient Design, Environmental Design, Housing, Renting

    How our housing can make it feel like a Russian winter

    Australia’s housing isn’t geared to deal efficiently with our Southern winters – we need learn from the Northern Hemisphere, says University of Melbourne expert

  9. 28 May 2021 – COVID-19, Epidemiology, Lockdown, Public Policy, Public health

    This lockdown is different – in a good way

    There is good reason to be optimistic about Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown because we know what works and do it better says University of Melbourne expert