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  1. 21 October 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  2. 3 October 2018 - Science Matters

    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

  3. 2 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How does Australia manage population growth?

    University of Melbourne expert Peter McDonald explains why, despite political commentary stating otherwise, Australia gets population planning right.

  4. 2 October 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 25 September 2018 - Design

    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.

  6. Podcast13 September 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. 11 September 2018 - Science Matters

    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

  8. 9 September 2018 - Design

    Transforming informal settlements

    'Informal settlements' in cities like Mumbai have the potential to become dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 7 September 2018 - Design

    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.

  10. 6 September 2018 - Science Matters

    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