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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. 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.

  2. 26 February 2020 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Carbon Emissions, Design, Environment

    Curving concrete’s carbon footprint

    In a bid to reduce waste while achieving great design, University of Melbourne researchers have developed an adjustable frame for casting curved concrete panels

  3. 2 February 2020 – Cities, Night-Time Economy, Sustainability, Urban Design, Urban Planning

    A not so silent night

    Understanding our cities after dark is crucial to sustainability, but a University of Melbourne experts says we also need to value the night-time economy.

  4. 28 January 2020 – Cities, Health, Traffic, Transport, Urban Design

    What is the best urban design to reduce road injuries?

    City designs that can reduce reliance on cars, without reducing population mobility, are critical for our environment say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 14 November 2019 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Cities, Popular Culture , Urban Design

    Reframing the ‘Australian Ugliness’

    Robin Boyd was known for his scathing assessment of Australian popular architecture, but did he eventually change his mind asks a University of Melbourne expert

  6. 13 November 2019 – Architecture, Design, Diversity, Gender, Women

    Building equity into architecture

    Although Australia has had qualified women architects for 120 years, a University of Melbourne expert says the profession is behind in terms of gender balance.

  7. 1 August 2019 – Architectural Heritage, Architecture, Australia, Australian History, Design

    Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part Two

    Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.

  8. 1 August 2019 – Architectural Heritage, Architecture, Australia, Australian History, Design

    Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part One

    Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.

  9. 5 June 2019 – Architecture, Children, Design, Hospitals, Paediactrics

    Designing for wellbeing in children’s hospitals

    University of Melbourne research sets out guidelines for architects to design supportive, positive hospitals for children and their families at a difficult time