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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. 28 March 2024 - Design

    ‘Bumping spaces’ build community – when they are within reach

    A Map of the Month from the University of Melbourne highlights that not all Melburnians have equal access to local community 'bumping spaces'

  3. 20 March 2024 - Design

    Is this the world’s coolest street? Or is the system rigged?

    Melbourne, Australia has topped another global ranking, but, a University of Melbourne expert asks, what does it mean to be officially ‘cool’ and who decides?

  4. 27 February 2024 - Science Matters

    Do you have a chorus of crickets in your backyard? Here’s why

    Melbourne is seeing an explosion of crickets, but a University of Melbourne experts says we should embrace these swarms as part of the cycle of nature

  5. 20 December 2023 - Design

    Is Melbourne’s new bus proposal really faster and fairer?

    Melbourne’s new bus program could improve the city’s public transport system – but it doesn’t quite go far enough say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 29 May 2023 - Science Matters

    Monitoring Melbourne’s Sunbury earthquake

    Melbourne’s latest earthquake in Sunbury highlights the need for more monitoring, particularly in western Victoria, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 5 April 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    More resilient than we thought during lockdown

    New University of Melbourne research finds that many people coped relatively well emotionally during Melbourne’s long COVID-19 lockdowns.

  8. 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.

  9. 17 October 2022 - Design

    A Big Build or a big bet?

    Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop aims to support growth, but better land use and transport may deliver more benefits for less say University of Melbourne experts.

  10. 29 June 2022 - Music, Arts & Screen

    How the VCA’s history can help shape Melbourne’s future

    As the University of Melbourne's VCA celebrates its 50th anniversary, what lessons can Melbourne’s post-lockdown artists draw from the institution’s history?