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  1. 5 January 2017 - Science Matters

    A woody meadow in the heart of the city

    A unique research project by the Universities of Melbourne and Sheffield aims to grow urban woody meadows that are as tough as they are beautiful.

  2. Podcast30 December 2016 - Up Close

    How are birds faring in our cities?

    We chat with two PhD researchers about their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.

  3. Podcast18 November 2016 - Up Close

    Designing cities with health in mind

    Public health specialist Professor Mark Stevenson from the University of Melbourne on the need to prioritise physical wellbeing in our urban planning.

  4. 29 October 2016 - Science Matters

    Growing greener cities

    Planting gardens on office buildings will reduce inner-city temperatures and create energy savings – and improve workers’ moods.

  5. 18 October 2016 - Science Matters

    Clock on: When weather gets into a routine

    New research has identified a weekly cycle in city temperatures around Australia, highlighting the impact of human behaviour on our cities.

  6. 25 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cities for healthier lives

    Cities are making us sick but research led by the University of Melbourne and presented to the UN sets out a blueprint for making our cities healthier.

  7. 28 July 2016 - Design

    Taking a city’s pulse: Touch-ons, transactions and tweets

    Tweets, transactions and transport card ‘touch-ons’ could give urban planners the big data they need to better plan our cities.

  8. 11 December 2015 - Science Matters

    Cities for climate change

    Most people want cleaner, healthier and quieter cities, particularly given the effects of climate change. So why is it so difficult to achieve?

  9. 5 October 2015 - Go Figure

    Why gargoyles and gryphons keep watch over cities

    From mythical beasts on churches to skilled stoneworks on rows of terraced houses, the design features of buildings map a city's history.

  10. Podcast16 September 2015 - Up Close

    Superdiversity: Policy challenges in an age of unprecedented migration

    Migration researcher Professor Jenny Phillimore on how superdiversity is challenging policy makers to rethink housing and healthcare.