Remembering and forgetting the dead
Halloween was a day to mark the dead. Modern rituals of death continue this tradition, both remembering and letting go, say University of Melbourne experts.
Informal settlements are where cities are made
A new atlas from University of Melbourne experts shows how informal settlements are not just slums, and shape urban development across most of the world
The Indigenous cultural knowledges co-designing campuses
University of Melbourne experts reveal the course being charted by modern Australian university campuses, including the increasing role of Indigenous co-design
Lost in space: Open-plan classrooms can leave children adrift
University of Melbourne research finds middle years primary-school students are at risk of academic delay when learning in noisy open-plan classrooms.
The future of our public housing towers
Clever refurbishments of Melbourne’s ageing public housing towers instead of demolition could save millions of dollars, say University of Melbourne researchers
Design for (all) life
Humans create most designs for themselves but can and should create spaces that benefit all forms of life, say University of Melbourne experts.
Upholding the human rights of Manila’s urban poor
University of Melbourne researchers and grassroots networks in Manila are supporting the health and livelihood of the ‘urban poor’ for a post-pandemic recovery
Lifting standards in Victoria’s building industry
Building industry reform in Australia's Victoria is an opportunity to better protect home owners and promote quality, say University of Melbourne experts
Every Sherlock needs a Watson (or two)
A University of Melbourne expert says creatives often need colleagues to be catalysts, but how can organisations identify and foster these catalysts?
New design tech offers hope for urban wildlife
Designers and ecologists are working together to reimagine cities as more-than-human places – animals need homes too, say University of Melbourne experts