Black Saturday: Urban sprawl and climate change remain key dangers
Our response to bushfires has improved, but risk factors like urban sprawl and climate change are being ignored says a University of Melbourne expert.
Black Saturday: Bushfire planning as our population grows
Bushfire planning around Australia's expanding urban environments is crucial for our increasing bushfire risk, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
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.
Protecting our thirsty urban trees from more harsh summers
Urban forests keep our cities cool and healthy, but University of Melbourne research finds as temperatures go up, we're going to have to be wiser with our water
Keeping our cities working
Making our biggest cities more efficient will raise the living standards for everyone, but it will require some compromise says a University of Melbourne expert
Stuck in the past: Overhauling the governance of Australia’s cities
Australia needs fresh metropolitan governance to tackle complex issues, but a University of Melbourne expert says that's already happening in cities overseas.
An Australian place to call home
As Melbourne's population hits 5 million, a University of Melbourne reports looks at Victoria's need to use land wisely to meet the need for affordable housing.
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.
New fixes for old traffic problems
University of Melbourne research is bringing transport systems into the 21st century, connecting everything from vehicles and traffic lights, to pavements.
When land is worth more to you than its price
A market price is a poor return when your home is compulsorily acquired. A University of Melbourne expert says we need to better value what land means to people