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  1. 7 May 2019 - Design

    Plants tell stories of cultural connection

    Aboriginal peoples’ holistic relationships with all living things is celebrated at The Living Pavilion, an event and living lab at the University of Melbourne.

  2. 14 August 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 5 June 2018 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 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.

  5. Podcast14 July 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  6. Podcast21 April 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. 5 January 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 14 October 2016 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  9. 25 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 18 July 2016 - Science Matters

    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.