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  1. 29 April 2024 - Design

    These maps tell us we need to cool our sweltering streets

    Our map shows the stark impact asphalt and concrete have on city temperatures, and why we need to ‘de-pave’ our cities, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 6 October 2023 - Science Matters

    When it’s hot in the city, let green spaces do the sweating for you

    Where you live determines access to the benefits of urban green spaces, but that shouldn’t be the case with better design, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 27 March 2023 - Science Matters

    Woody Meadows greening our cities the right way

    University of Melbourne research helps councils, agencies and developers fill public spaces across Australia with beautiful, practical, native Woody Meadows.

  4. 2 May 2022 - Learning & Teaching

    Nurturing nature in schools for enhanced learning

    Engagement with nature can help enhance attention and memory in school children, processes critical for learning finds new University of Melbourne research.

  5. 9 September 2021 - Design

    Liveable Melbourne a blessing amid weary lockdowns

    Melburnians are weary of COVID-19 lockdowns, but they can be grateful for, and protective of their highly liveable city says University of Melbourne researcher

  6. 28 January 2021 - Science Matters

    Five green ways to help keep your cool this summer

    Greener cities can help us beat the heat this summer –researchers, including some from the University of Melbourne, have these five plant-based tips to help.

  7. 7 March 2019 - Design

    One million urban trees

    Trees are critical for urban sustainability and liveability, but so is planting the right things in the right places, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 3 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Protecting our thirsty urban trees from more harsh summers

    Urban forests keep our cities cool and healthy, but University of Melbourne research finds as temperatures go up, we're going to have to be wiser with our water

  9. 18 July 2016 - Science Matters

    Making megacities healthy for humans

    Urban ecology, a mix of geography, ecology, architecture and urban planning, can provide a greener alternative to cities, say University of Melbourne experts.