From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.