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  1. 17 July 2018 - Science Matters

    How commuting is transforming our cities

    A new book, Transit Life, by a University of Melbourne academic explores how the experience of our daily commute are transforming life in our cities.

  2. 8 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Does it pay to improve your home's efficiency?

    University of Melbourne researchers have shown how long it will take homeowners to 'pay off' energy efficiency retrofits in 31 local government areas.

  3. 12 January 2018 - Design

    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.

  4. 2 January 2018 - Humanities

    Taking back our cities from advertisers

    Soon advertisers will be able to target individuals in public spaces; a University of Melbourne experts argues we need to intervene to reclaim our cities.

  5. 3 November 2017 - Design

    Building with the people

    Resilient Communities encourages communities and developers to work together, like the group design approach in Germany, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. Podcast20 October 2017 - Up Close

    What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

    Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.

  7. Podcast13 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Can cities save us all?

    Experts from universities in Chicago, London and Melbourne discuss the world's rapid urbanisation on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.