Informal settlements are where cities are made
A new atlas from University of Melbourne experts shows how informal settlements are not just slums, and shape urban development across most of the world
‘Invisible’ infrastructure is the background to our modern lives
They are critical to urban life, but we don’t often think about infrastructures. We should, says a new book from University of Melbourne researchers
Bendigo Street and occupation as protest
The Bendigo Street Occupation shows housing activists and local governments can better work together for housing justice, say University of Melbourne experts.
Upholding the human rights of Manila’s urban poor
University of Melbourne researchers and grassroots networks in Manila are supporting the health and livelihood of the ‘urban poor’ for a post-pandemic recovery
Planning floodproof cities
Devastating flooding in Seoul highlights the need to understand our environment when designing infrastructure for cities says University of Melbourne expert.
A Big Build or a big bet?
Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop aims to support growth, but better land use and transport may deliver more benefits for less say University of Melbourne experts.
Planning a sense of place
An informal settlement in Iran provides an insight into the politics of place in cities for the most marginalised people, says University of Melbourne expert.
Seeing the invisible vulnerable in our cities
The Global South’s urban poor are often displaced and excluded from the processes and places which determine their lives, say University of Melbourne experts.
Better bus networks for fairer suburbs can cut emissions
Zero-emission buses will help cut emissions but we also need to redesign suburban networks to get people out of their cars, says University of Melbourne expert
Building resilience in remote communities
A remote archipelago off Brazil’s coast could provide insights into challenges to building community and urban resilience, says University of Melbourne expert.