Why we need to use water desalination plants early
Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts
Australia: Liveability vs sustainability
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast Professor Lars Coenen looks at how Melbourne can become a truly sustainable city.
Australia’s friendly history
University of Melbourne research looks into the history of Australia's friendly societies; which provided all sorts of support to Australians before welfare.
“A world-class cultural capital needs a world-class arts training faculty”
Martyn Myer doesn't take no for an answer; his tenacity is behind the redevelopment of the University of Melbourne's redevelopment of the VCA Southbank campus.
Melbourne's housing crisis and homelessness
As Melbourne faces a housing crisis, a University of Melbourne expert looks at a new scheme that's getting people who’ve become homeless into home ownership.
When department stores were more than just stores
A University of Melbourne archives exhibition looks back at the legacy of Melbourne department store, Foy & Gibson, on Australian retailing and manufacturing.
The secret history of stone
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, cultural geographer Tim Edensor discusses what place reveals about culture.
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.
After the party
Establishing safe zones around licensed premises could help reduce the harm caused by illicit drugs, says a University of Melbourne expert.
We’re the world’s biggest losers, but odds are we’ll still punt this Cup Day
As Melbourne Cup approaches, a University of Melbourne expert argues more regulation is needed to prevent online bookies taking advantage of problem gamblers.