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  1. 25 June 2020 - Design

    Identifying the ‘Paris-End’ of town

    Good urban design can help enhance our health; new University of Melbourne research uses ‘big data’ to explore how Australian cities compare globally.

  2. 2 February 2020 - Design

    A not so silent night

    Understanding our cities after dark is crucial to sustainability, but a University of Melbourne experts says we also need to value the night-time economy.

  3. 28 January 2020 - Design

    What is the best urban design to reduce road injuries?

    City designs that can reduce reliance on cars, without reducing population mobility, are critical for our environment say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 3 December 2019 - Science Matters

    How micro-doses of nature help our health and climate

    Bringing nature to urban spaces is a key part of the solution to major health and environmental challenges say University of Melbourne and international experts

  5. 14 November 2019 - Design

    Reframing the ‘Australian Ugliness’

    Robin Boyd was known for his scathing assessment of Australian popular architecture, but did he eventually change his mind asks a University of Melbourne expert

  6. 27 November 2018 - Design

    Building cities for a changing climate

    Our cities are responsible for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions; University of Melbourne research identifies the barriers to building sustainably.

  7. 8 November 2018 - Design

    Lovability versus liveability: What big data tells us about our neighbourhoods

    What makes a place a community is far more than bricks-and-mortar and services; a University of Melbourne special explores the future of Australian cities.

  8. 9 September 2018 - Design

    Transforming informal settlements

    'Informal settlements' in cities like Mumbai have the potential to become dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 15 December 2017 - Under the Microscope

    Connecting to country through architecture

    Jefa Greenaway is an architect and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, who is passionate about integrating Indigenous knowledge with architectural practice

  10. 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.