Identifying the ‘Paris-End’ of town
Good urban design can help enhance our health; new University of Melbourne research uses ‘big data’ to explore how Australian cities compare globally.
Where have all the stars gone?
We see far fewer stars now than our ancestors or rural friends, now a citizen science initiative, including University of Melbourne, is mapping light pollution.
Asia’s most eligible cities
City alliances are important for diplomacy but University of Melbourne experts say Australian cities have overlooked some Asian metropolises. Here's their top 5
A not so silent night
Understanding our cities after dark is crucial to sustainability, but a University of Melbourne experts says we also need to value the night-time economy.
What is the best urban design to reduce road injuries?
City designs that can reduce reliance on cars, without reducing population mobility, are critical for our environment say University of Melbourne experts.
How micro-doses of nature help our health and climate
Bringing nature to urban spaces is a key part of the solution to major health and environmental challenges say University of Melbourne and international experts
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
Melbournians can try some of the world's dirtiest air at art installation, Pollution Pods; a University of Melbourne expert compares Australia's air pollution.
Lost in transit?
Commuting times in Australia cities have jumped significantly since 2002, but the University of Melbourne’s 2019 HILDA Survey suggests travel times have peaked.
A land of drought and flooding rains
University of Melbourne research finds understanding the link between increasing rainfall and dry soil conditions can help us better plan for climate change.