One (wo)man’s trash...
A community-led group, enabled by social media, are rescuing hard waste and building a more connected society, writes a University of Melbourne anthropologist.
Transforming the aged care crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to support older people’s desire to live and thrive in their own community say University of Melbourne experts.
A University of Melbourne expert asks if we are undervaluing the role that beauty salon workers can play in reaching some of society’s most vulnerable members.
Learning a language at home: You are not alone
Our cravings for real-life travel might be met by virtual voyages within language communities during COVID-19 confinement, says a University of Melbourne expert
The toxic spread of COVID-19 racism
Reports of COVID-19-related racism are on the rise worldwide; University of Melbourne experts say everyone has a role to bring communities together instead.
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.
Why law degrees matter
"Too many kids do law" according to PM Malcolm Turnbull: but the University of Melbourne's new Dean of Law says the degree creates significant public good.
Lest we forget: Storing precious memories
Victorian families wanting help preserving wartime memorabilia from relatives who have served in the armed forces will have access to an expert roadshow in 2017
How hands-on art can make a difference
By encouraging their audience to participate in art making, artists are using the idea of 'flow' to personally engage people in the issues they are exploring.
Building a society that thrives, not just survives
We need to move beyond the concept of sustainability in relation to the built environment, and think about ways our society can not only survive, but thrive.