From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
One million urban trees
Trees are critical for urban sustainability and liveability, but so is planting the right things in the right places, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Post-capitalism: Life within environmental limits
University of Melbourne experts say capitalism’s limitless growth on a finite planet could end soon. But the key to sustainable change comes at the grassroots.
Black Saturday: Urban sprawl and climate change remain key dangers
Our response to bushfires has improved, but risk factors like urban sprawl and climate change are being ignored says a University of Melbourne expert.
Black Saturday: Bushfire planning as our population grows
Bushfire planning around Australia's expanding urban environments is crucial for our increasing bushfire risk, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
Australia: Liveability vs sustainability
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast Professor Lars Coenen looks at how Melbourne can become a truly sustainable city.
Building cities for a changing climate
Our cities are responsible for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions; University of Melbourne research identifies the barriers to building sustainably.
The particles making building cladding fire-safe
University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.
Lovability versus liveability: What big data tells us about our neighbourhoods
What makes a place a community is far more than bricks-and-mortar and services; a University of Melbourne special explores the future of Australian cities.
The next generation of Australian schools
Victoria needs as many as 200 new schools in the coming decade; University of Melbourne research is helping inform their design, to meet modern education needs.