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.
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.
We visit Newells Paddock in Melbourne's inner west where delegates from the Ecocity 2017 World Summit are planting shrubs to rehabilitate the industrial site.
Embracing the finite
Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.
From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics
A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.
Losing respect for our food
With increasing populations worldwide, greater demand for meat and an array of environmental issues, agriculture is facing a perfect storm of challenges.
Taking back Valentine’s Day for love and health
Valentine's Day has become more about promoting chocolates and stressing about relationships than about love, so here is a guide for making it a healthy day.
How hands-on art can make a difference
By encouraging their audience to participate in art making, artists are using the idea of 'flow' to personally engage people in the issues they are exploring.
Building a sustainable world depends on our cities
A once-in-twenty year opportunity to drive the world’s urban agenda is happening this October at the UN’s Habitat III conference. Will Australia have its say?
Cities for healthier lives
Cities are making us sick but research led by the University of Melbourne and presented to the UN sets out a blueprint for making our cities healthier.