A bridge too far?
Cutting-edge technologies from the University of Melbourne are helping ensure the safety of Australian bridges, as well as sustainable transport infrastructure.
Protecting our thirsty urban trees from more harsh summers
Urban forests keep our cities cool and healthy, but University of Melbourne research finds as temperatures go up, we're going to have to be wiser with our water
How does Australia manage population growth?
University of Melbourne expert Peter McDonald explains why, despite political commentary stating otherwise, Australia gets population planning right.
Engineering plants for a sustainable future
University of Melbourne and AIST (Japan) researchers have discovered a way to modify plant cell walls to potentially produce greener materials like bioplastics.
Stuck in the past: Overhauling the governance of Australia’s cities
Australia needs fresh metropolitan governance to tackle complex issues, but a University of Melbourne expert says that's already happening in cities overseas.
How is commuting changing us?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, David Bissell discusses how commuting is transforming our cities and our lives.
Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer?
Parts of Australia should brace themselves for a very hot summer, similar to the northern hemisphere summer, predicts University of Melbourne expert Andrew King
Transforming informal settlements
'Informal settlements' in cities like Mumbai have the potential to become dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, says a University of Melbourne expert.
An Australian place to call home
As Melbourne's population hits 5 million, a University of Melbourne reports looks at Victoria's need to use land wisely to meet the need for affordable housing.
The invisible colours protecting birds from overheating
University of Melbourne research finds the nanostructure of a bird's feathers can regulate its body temperature by reflecting or absorbing near infrared-light