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.
The global problem of thirsty cities
A University of Melbourne expert says smart water management could lead to collaboration between rural and urban areas to establish a reliable water supply.
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.
Building cities for a changing climate
Our cities are responsible for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions; University of Melbourne research identifies the barriers to building sustainably.
Lovability versus liveability: What big data tells us about our neighbourhoods
What makes a place a community is far more than bricks-and-mortar and services; a University of Melbourne special explores the future of Australian cities.
Keeping our cities working
Making our biggest cities more efficient will raise the living standards for everyone, but it will require some compromise says a University of Melbourne expert
Stuck in the past: Overhauling the governance of Australia’s cities
Australia needs fresh metropolitan governance to tackle complex issues, but a University of Melbourne expert says that's already happening in cities overseas.
How is commuting changing us?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, David Bissell discusses how commuting is transforming our cities and our lives.
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.
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.