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  1. 5 July 2022 - Design

    Australian cities failing on walkability

    International study shows Australian cities designed around cars not walking, hampering bid to boost physical activity, says University of Melbourne researcher

  2. 29 October 2021 - Design

    Despairing about climate change?

    Education plays a key role in inspiring cities and communities to create more resilient places for our climate future, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 9 September 2021 - Design

    Liveable Melbourne a blessing amid weary lockdowns

    Melburnians are weary of COVID-19 lockdowns, but they can be grateful for, and protective of their highly liveable city says University of Melbourne researcher

  4. 7 May 2021 - Design

    Designing-in difference

    University of Melbourne research finds culturally inclusive urban design can help shape our everyday public spaces and encourage vibrant multicultural interplay

  5. 20 April 2021 - Design

    City climate leadership a model for sustainability

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a global blueprint, but University of Melbourne experts say our cities have a key role in transformative change.

  6. 30 March 2021 - Design

    Designing liveable cities for our future climate

    The Climate Imaginary exhibit explores works from designers including University of Melbourne to envision better and creative climate futures for our cities

  7. 22 January 2021 - Design

    Rethinking urbanity

    The NGV Triennial explores the necessity of continuity in understanding place and forces us to rethink our urbanity, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 4 January 2021 - Design

    The importance of Australia’s Big Things

    What’s the point of Big Things like the Big Banana or the Big Prawn? Well, University of Melbourne experts say they’re kitsch fun but they also connect us.

  9. 8 September 2020 - Design

    Modelling Victoria’s escape from COVID-19

    Dynamic policy models can help Victoria think through how we get to ‘COVID-normal’. Here University of Melbourne experts explain their new modelling

  10. 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.