RMIT shapes UN's New Urban Agenda with MOOC
RMIT has launched a first-of-its-kind Ethical Cities massive open online course (MOOC) at the UN global cities summit, to educate people around the world in ethical concepts and practice for cities.
New book maps Melbourne’s past, present and future
A new book by RMIT urban planning experts delves into our city’s past to present a citizen’s handbook that unlocks the potential for shaping Melbourne’s future.
New book explores rise of green spirited citizenship
A new book edited and authored by RMIT urban experts examines the rise of the “sustainability citizens” movement and how it’s inspiring a new perception of citizenship for the better.
Rockefeller Foundation elevates Melbourne’s commitment to resilience
Melbourne’s new resilience project is helping local government frame conversations about resilience beyond emergency management to social and urban vulnerability, according to an RMIT study.
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.
Building in connectivity integral to health of people on urban fringe
Connectivity to public transport with job prospects close by is integral to improving the health and wellbeing of residents in developing fringe growth areas, according to new research.
Looking upwards for transport solutions
Level crossing removals should be part of a total picture for an effective transport system and “skytrains” are the best way to do this, according to RMIT and Melbourne University researchers.
Leading RMIT researcher examines urban neglect in Italy
An RMIT researcher passionate about the politics of urban land, property rights and dispossession has spent three months in Italy to study one of the country’s most neglected neighbourhoods.
Researchers honoured for city fringe health project
RMIT researchers have been recognised at the State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC) for their work exploring problems faced by people living on the urban fringe.
Human talent key to successful cities: Turnbull
For Australian cities to be competitive, productive and economically sustainable, they need to attract the best human talent, Lucy Turnbull has told a conference at RMIT.
How community action re-politicised transport planning in Victoria
It emerged as the key issue in the Victorian election and arguably led to the downfall of a government – but the East-West Link tollway also set a blueprint for community activism with impact.
PhD scholarships in the Centre for Urban Research
The Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University seeks highly capable scholars to undertake PhD studies on urban issues.
Borderline disadvantaged will be hit hard by climate change
A community resilience model developed by RMIT researchers has exposed an invisible layer of socially vulnerable and disadvantaged people that will be hit hard by climate change.
Post-doctoral position in urban research
The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University seeks highly capable and motivated applicants for a post-doctoral position in Urban Research based at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
Global partners develop tools for climate change impacted communities
Global migration due to climate change could have a positive impact on those who choose to stay in their homeland.
Citizen scientists blitz Melbourne’s public spaces
Ecological gems have been uncovered in Melbourne’s parks during a campaign that involved “citizen scientists” capturing and recording the city’s biodiversity.
Researchers explore benefits of free public WiFi
The Victorian free public WiFi initiative is an unknown commodity but the potential benefits could be great for all Victorians, according to RMIT researchers.
Urban research critical for securing Australia’s future
Improving how cities work is critical for Australia's future, according to the new director of RMIT's Centre for Urban Research (CUR), Professor Jago Dodson.
Collaboration needed to avoid urban white elephants: expert
An international planning expert has called for academics to engage more deeply with planning practitioners to help improve major urban projects such as Melbourne’s Docklands.
RMIT researchers win funding for public WiFi security project
RMIT researchers will study public WiFi data security and legal risks for consumers in Australia following a recent grant success.
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.
Inaugural Paul Mees Debate draws bumper crowd
Politicians are indispensable when it comes to public transport planning, according to the audience at the Inaugural Paul Mees Debate.
Ethiopian urban research delegation visits RMIT
A visiting delegation has told of the great urban challenges Ethiopia faces due to rapid population growth, during a presentation at RMIT.
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.
Super investment pathway could close rental supply gap
A groundbreaking report by RMIT researchers outlines a new investment pathway to lift the supply of affordable rental housing.
Assessing the creativity of cities
Dr Ian McShane knows what makes creative cities tick - and he's putting that knowledge to good use for UNESCO.