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
What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?
Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.
Greater density or urban sprawl – solving the housing challenge
What is the solution for Melbourne's property demands? Can we successfully negotiate the trade-offs between location and dwelling type?
Bushfires: have you treated your risks?
Taking simple precautions can make all the difference when it comes to bushfire resilience.
Designing cities with health in mind
Public health specialist Professor Mark Stevenson from the University of Melbourne on the need to prioritise physical wellbeing in our urban planning.
Making Big Data deliver
Australia’s AURIN platform is a unique computing resource tmaking sense of the masses of data researchers are increasingly dealing with to solve problems.
Building a sustainable world depends on our cities
A once-in-twenty year opportunity to drive the world’s urban agenda is happening this October at the UN’s Habitat III conference. Will Australia have its say?
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.
The precarious potential of megacities
As more and more of the world's population is urbanised, the potential of megacities is being scrutinised.
Taking a city’s pulse: Touch-ons, transactions and tweets
Tweets, transactions and transport card ‘touch-ons’ could give urban planners the big data they need to better plan our cities.