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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. 18 March 2018 – Affordability, Domestic Violence, Homeless, Housing, Planning

    No safe place to stay

    There is not enough government support for securing safe, permanent housing for survivors of intimate partner violence, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 20 February 2018 – Housing, Land Value, Real Estate, Urban Planning, Urbanisation

    When land is worth more to you than its price

    A market price is a poor return when your home is compulsorily acquired. A University of Melbourne expert says we need to better value what land means to people

  3. 5 February 2018 – Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Sustainability, Water, Water Management

    How to prevent cities from drying up

    The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.

  4. 25 January 2018 – Architectural Heritage, Architecture, Skyscrapers

    Praising squareness: The heritage of skyscrapers

    The square skyscrapers that dominate modern city skylines need to be valued for their heritage rather than disparaged, argues a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 12 January 2018 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Cities, Design, Indigenous

    Australia’s top 10 iconic architectural sites

    Architecture can define a nation. Ten of the University of Melbourne’s top architectural experts explore some of Australia's most iconic designs.

  6. 15 December 2017 – Aboriginal, Architecture, Design, Indigenous, Urban Design

    Connecting to country through architecture

    Jefa Greenaway is an architect and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, who is passionate about integrating Indigenous knowledge with architectural practice

  7. 20 November 2017 – Ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, Sustainability, Urban Ecology

    Designing the urban future of the Galápagos Islands

    The Galápagos Islands are famous for their biodiversity, but a University of Melbourne collaboration is working on providing for a growing human population.

  8. 12 November 2017 – Climate change, Ecocity, Global Warming, Sustainability, Urban

    What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

    Australian cities must reduce their emissions to avoid climate change; research led by the University of Melbourne finds two paths toward a sustainable future.

  9. 3 November 2017 – Architecture, Cities, Design, Sustainability, Urban Design

    Building with the people

    Resilient Communities encourages communities and developers to work together, like the group design approach in Germany, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 30 October 2017 – Architecture, Education, Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), School Design, Schools

    Designing Australia’s largest school

    Footscray Learning Precinct will bring together all levels of education to benefit students and the community, say University of Melbourne experts.