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  1. 14 November 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis

    Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 24 April 2023 - Design

    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.

  3. 24 September 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    What Victoria’s earthquake tells us about the safety of our structures

    Australia has earthquake safety regulations, but University of Melbourne experts say the earthquake reminds us about the safety of our buildings and structures.

  4. 28 June 2021 - Design

    Protecting Melbourne’s Green Wedges while we still can

    University of Melbourne research argues that the natural areas of Melbourne are under threat as there is growing evidence of their importance for human survival

  5. 8 October 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    A solution to engineering energy-saving smart materials

    A new way to engineer smart materials could combat energy wastage, making more buildings energy efficient, shows University of Melbourne research

  6. 26 February 2020 - Design

    Curving concrete’s carbon footprint

    In a bid to reduce waste while achieving great design, University of Melbourne researchers have developed an adjustable frame for casting curved concrete panels

  7. 14 November 2019 - Design

    Reframing the ‘Australian Ugliness’

    Robin Boyd was known for his scathing assessment of Australian popular architecture, but did he eventually change his mind asks a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 26 May 2019 - Design

    Reconciliation at scale

    Indigenous placemaking in design is gaining greater currency in Australia and plays a crucial part in reconciliation, says a University of Melbourne academic.

  9. Podcast20 March 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Big and naughty architecture

    Sir Peter Cook’s ‘big and naughty’ architecture, beginning with co-founding the avant-garde architectural group Archigram, make him a design revolutionary.

  10. 31 October 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Preparing for our new extremes

    University of Melbourne research has developed a new tools in disaster-resilience modelling; as we face the effects of extreme climate change and disasters.