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  1. 8 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  2. 27 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Avoiding Day Zero in Australia

    University of Melbourne researchers have created a model for managing Australian cities' water supplies in order to prevent a repeat of Cape Town's water crisis

  3. 5 February 2018 - Design

    How to prevent cities from drying up

    The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.

  4. 9 January 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The future is prefabricated

    Prefabrication can be a more environmentally and socially responsible way to build, and it's going mainstream, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 20 November 2017 - Design

    Designing the urban future of the Galápagos Islands

    The Galápagos Islands are famous for their biodiversity, but a University of Melbourne collaboration is working on providing for a growing human population.

  6. 17 November 2017 - Science Matters

    How data can keep fish and chips on the menu

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered one of Australia's favourite fish, Rock Flathead, is likely to grow faster as the climate warms.

  7. 12 November 2017 - Design

    What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

    Australian cities must reduce their emissions to avoid climate change; research led by the University of Melbourne finds two paths toward a sustainable future.

  8. 10 November 2017 - Science Matters

    Saving stormwater with a veggie raingarden

    Using stormwater to create a veggie raingarden at home can also help reduce pollution in our waterways, according to University of Melbourne research.

  9. 3 November 2017 - Design

    Building with the people

    Resilient Communities encourages communities and developers to work together, like the group design approach in Germany, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. Podcast13 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Can cities save us all?

    Experts from universities in Chicago, London and Melbourne discuss the world's rapid urbanisation on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.