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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. 26 May 2020 – Bushfires, COVID-19, Climate, Global Warming, Royal Commission

    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

  2. 17 May 2020 – Australian Economy, COVID-19, Housing, Interest Rates, Property Market

    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.

  3. 1 May 2020 – 3D Printing, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Innovation, Medical Devices

    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.

  4. 28 April 2020 – COVID-19, COVID-19 India, Food Security, India, Welfare

    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

  5. 18 April 2020 – COVID-19, Climate Change, Coronavirus, Energy, Environment

    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

  6. 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.

  7. 28 February 2020 – Australia, Bushfires, Climate Change, Tourism, Urban Planning

    Disasters, planning and Australian tourism

    Australia’s bushfires have cost our tourism industry billions; University of Melbourne experts say in future, tourism and disaster resilience must be integrated

  8. 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

  9. 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.