From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
How ‘artificial societies’ are helping plan our COVID-19 response
Computational social science allows policy makers to trial COVID responses on ‘artificial societies’, before real life explains a University of Melbourne expert
Reimagining international airports in COVID-19
COVID-19 highlights that the way we design airports offers a way to minimise the risk of new imported disease outbreaks say University of Melbourne experts.
New foreign relations bill puts ‘city diplomacy’ at risk
Proposed legislation to veto international city agreements if inconsistent with foreign policy puts city diplomacy at risk say University of Melbourne experts.
Modelling Victoria’s escape from COVID-19
Dynamic policy models can help Victoria think through how we get to ‘COVID-normal’. Here University of Melbourne experts explain their new modelling
How can we open up Melbourne while tackling disadvantage?
Melbourne’s COVID-19 cases concentrate in the north and west. University of Melbourne experts look at this pattern and how to ‘re-open’ and tackle disadvantage.
Architecture and design in a post-pandemic world
For a post-pandemic world, some architecture and design features can support infection control, as the past has shown, explain University of Melbourne experts.
Water management worldwide is failing, it’s time for a new approach
Climate extremes mean we need robust inter-disciplinary solutions from climate and social scientists, engineers and lawyers say University of Melbourne experts.
People in share housing are struggling to cope in COVID-19
A new University of Melbourne survey finds that many people living in share housing in Victoria are facing a precarious future as a result of COVID-19.
The local governments declaring a climate emergency
University of Melbourne research finds that only a small proportion of the local governments declaring a climate emergency have developed action plans.