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
Protecting our coasts naturally
University of Melbourne scientists are trialling nature-based coastal defence systems (mussel reefs and mangrove forests) in Port Phillip Bay.
The threatened species in our urban jungle
With almost 380 threatened species living with us in our cities, a University of Melbourne expert says we can help conserve those species in our neighbourhoods
Building the prefab schools of the future
Prefab technology is driving the evolution of classrooms in Australia; University of Melbourne experts looks at how modular design is keeping pace with demand.
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.
Raw chicken linked to paralysis in dogs
University of Melbourne vets have found a link between eating raw chicken and a paralysing condition in dogs, advising owners to stick with regular dog food.
Think twice before going ‘off the grid’
Microgrids provide a revolutionary approach to creating sustainable, low carbon communities, towns and cities, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
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
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.
Why we must be ready for bushfires this summer
A University of Melbourne expert warns emergency services and communities must learn from the mistakes of bushfires past, like Black Saturday, to save lives.