Making cities work for every urban-dweller
With the urban age upon us, planners need to consider all the species that live in our cities, not just humans, a University of Melbourne expert argues.
What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?
Lights have brightened our nights and urban wildlife is having to adapt; University of Melbourne research explores our light's impact on nocturnal urban animals
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.
Podcast: How do we become an ecocity?
The University of Melbourne's Dr Seona Candy gives Dr Andi Hovarth a tour of what Melbourne could look like as an ecocity of the future.
Annie and the swans (not a band)
A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.
A woody meadow in the heart of the city
A unique research project by the Universities of Melbourne and Sheffield aims to grow urban woody meadows that are as tough as they are beautiful.
Frogs and the City
Cities can be more than concrete and glass – they can be places that provide space for native animals and plants to thrive, says Dr Kirsten Parris.
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.
Making megacities healthy for humans
Urban ecology, a mix of geography, ecology, landscape architecture and urban planning, can provide a greener alternative to the concrete jungles of the future.