Sustainability and climate change challenges

RMIT recognised by spatial information industry
An RMIT PhD candidate and surveying student have taken home high profile industry prizes at the 2014 Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards.

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.

RMIT wins $6.37m in ARC research funding
RMIT researchers have been awarded $6.37 million in funding, in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding schemes.

Study reveals a culture of gleaners
Researchers investigating the reuse of hard rubbish have found organised scavenging - or "gleaning" - is well embedded in Australian culture.

Climate change, adaptation and urban resilience in the Asia-Pacific
An international workshop hosted at RMIT Vietnam has showcased climate adaptation best practice across the Asia-Pacific.

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.

Planning crucial to cutting food waste: study
When it comes to food waste, the humble householder is the biggest offender - throwing out an estimated 40 per cent of the food they buy.

Exploring new horizons for sustainability in Asia
RMIT researchers have co-authored a pioneering guide to tackling issues of sustainability in south-east Asia.

Smart weather prediction system for disasters
Researchers are developing a smart GPS-based weather prediction system to help reduce the risk and impact of natural disasters.

Research focus areas

Sustainability and climate change challenges is one of RMIT's five research focus areas. Other focus areas are:

Research publications

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