The future of cities

Urban researcher in profile: Dr Crystal Legacy
Community concern can be ignored when government considers transport planning, but one RMIT researcher is delving deeper into the issue.

Pop-up parks provide more than a patch of grass
Temporary pop-up parks and green spaces have long been considered the playthings of the inner-city hipster.

How can architecture rebuild devastated communities?
A new book by an RMIT academic charts the development of humanitarian architecture around the world.

Study examines electricity use in family life
Families around Australia are needed to take part in RMIT research to better understand how electricity is used in households with children.

Researchers working to track RMIT’s carbon footprint
A major research project will help RMIT staff and students monitor and compare their full carbon footprints across work, study and travel.

UN-RMIT agreement boosts urban sustainability
A new agreement between the United Nations Global Compact and RMIT will strengthen efforts to tackle the world's urban challenges.

Edible art project unites diverse community
A collaborative public art project by RMIT researchers has sought to unite diverse cultural communities through a love shared by all: food.

New professors set to answer big design questions
Three architecture and design professionals are joining RMIT University to inspire the next generation of practitioners and researchers.

Indian student wins top RMIT research award
A PhD student from RMIT’s joint research centre in Hyderabad, India, has been awarded a top prize for his work on converting waste to energy.

Putting Indigenous housing and urban food security on the agenda
RMIT researchers have contributed to a new UN declaration that says Indigenous equality is the key to sustainable urban development.

Research focus areas

The future of cities is one of RMIT's five research focus areas. Other focus areas are:

Research publications

View academic publications on the RMIT Research Repository.