How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis
Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts
To build more homes we need confidence in building quality
Australia wants to build an extra 1.2 million quality homes, but lacks the people or regulatory processes to achieve it, says a University of Melbourne expert
Nano inks could change how we use energy
New ‘phase change inks’ control temperatures in our environments to reduce our energy consumption for a sustainable future says University of Melbourne expert.
Lifting standards in Victoria’s building industry
Building industry reform in Australia's Victoria is an opportunity to better protect home owners and promote quality, say University of Melbourne experts
How we’ve changed in 20 years
The HILDA Survey is turning 20 and shows a changing and largely well-functioning society but also reveals pressure points, says University of Melbourne expert
What Victoria’s earthquake tells us about the safety of our structures
Australia has earthquake safety regulations, but University of Melbourne experts say the earthquake reminds us about the safety of our buildings and structures.
Protecting older Australian women from homelessness
A University of Melbourne expert says older Australian women are the fastest growing group experiencing homelessness and more access to social housing will help
How our housing can make it feel like an Arctic winter
Australia’s housing isn’t geared to deal efficiently with our Southern winters – we need learn from the Northern Hemisphere, says University of Melbourne expert
Preventing a rebound in youth homelessness after COVID-19
Temporary initiatives helped protect homeless young people during COVID-19 but Australia needs a strategy to stop a rebound, say University of Melbourne experts
To improve Indigenous health, we must improve Indigenous housing
To improve Indigenous health, we must improve Indigenous housing; University of Melbourne experts say that requires Indigenous involvement and leadership.