From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
Reconciliation at scale
Indigenous placemaking in design is gaining greater currency in Australia and plays a crucial part in reconciliation, says a University of Melbourne academic.
Plants tell stories of cultural connection
Aboriginal peoples’ holistic relationships with all living things is celebrated at The Living Pavilion, an event and living lab at the University of Melbourne.
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.
Climate change in court
A University of Melbourne expert says a court ruling acknowledging the impact of fossil fuels on climate change may signal a new direction for Australia.
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.