How could degrowth tackle environmental issues and social inequities?
Successful economies are characterised by growth, so how can “degrowth” in our cities and housing possibly be good for us? Urban academic Anitra Nelson explains.
Six ways to keep Melbourne moving at 8 million
More people living in Melbourne means more trips across our transport network. RMIT experts share their views on how to plan for this pressure and keep our city moving.
Bees have brains for basic maths: study
Researchers have found bees can do basic mathematics, in a discovery that expands our understanding of the relationship between brain size and brain power.
Drunk history: Bottle shops, urban life and public order
From colonial times to our suburban spread, the humble bottle shop has been surprisingly central in urban attempts to create order and contain violence - but it’s a complicated history.
Inactive Aussie kids en route to becoming a backseat generation
Australian kids are at risk of becoming a backseat generation with more than a third of primary schoolchildren not walking or riding to school despite living nearby, new research shows.
Four in ten think women lie about being victims of sexual assault
Four in ten Australians (42%) think sexual assault accusations are a way of getting back at men, according to the fourth National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) on violence against women.
Brisbane’s public transport access worst in the country: report
A new report measuring Brisbane’s liveability progress has found its residents have the worst access to public transport in Australia.
Urban greening installation improves wellbeing
A new installation featuring native plants and a wildlife soundscape is on display at RMIT, exploring the relationship between urban greening and wellbeing.
History blooms with commemorative artwork
A wreath of wearable enamel brooches is on display at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance in a creative tribute to the stories of the first world war.
A winning design
RMIT student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse
RMIT student artwork brings State Library Victoria facade to life
Textile Design student Caro Pattle has transformed the Library’s entrance as part of the RMIT University and State Library joint initiative.
How liveable is Melbourne really? New report settles the score
A new report measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.
Report: affordability driving Australia’s digital divide
A new report from RMIT University and Telstra shows Australians are spending more time online than ever before, with affordability the biggest barrier for those being left behind.
Museums of the future: three industry insights
The 50th birthday of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a perfect time to discuss how museums are adapting to the challenges of new technology.
Inspiring the next generation of Indigenous poets
Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist Alison Whittaker visits RMIT to help the next generation of Indigenous poets.
Seven myths about homelessness busted
As experts and policymakers gather for Homelessness Week, we take a closer look at common myths and misconceptions about some of our most vulnerable citizens.
New Future Fellows boost RMIT research
New ARC Future Fellowships awarded to RMIT researchers will support landmark projects on foetal brain development, improving human rights and cutting-edge photonics.
How design and technology is transforming healthcare: Insights from global experts
Experts across the health ecosystem have shared their insights on the way healthcare is being impacted in a digitally connected world at a recent RMIT health innovation symposium in Europe.
Sydney liveability scorecard reveals urban wins and fails
A new report measuring Sydney’s liveability progress finds the city is struggling to meet its public transport targets, but other Australian capitals should aim to replicate its ambitious policies.
The trophy-winning trophy
The Larry Perkins Trophy, developed through an RMIT / Australian Grand Prix partnership, has picked up an international design award.
New study probes links between apartment design and mental health
Researchers are investigating how to improve apartment design policy to enhance the mental health of residents.
RMIT alumni receive Queen’s Birthday honours
The Queen's Birthday honours list has recognised RMIT alumni and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community.
Making architecture more inclusive
Next generation of architects and designers taught the importance of Indigenous inclusion by prominent researcher.
Honeybees zero in on nothing
Scientists have discovered honeybees can understand the concept of zero, putting them in an elite club of clever animals that can grasp the abstract mathematical notion of nothing.
Professional Communication Graduates Shortlisted at Cannes
Four RMIT graduates have had their final year project shortlisted in a prestigious global student competition.
Dry zones and other temperance hangovers
Anti-alcohol measures like dry zones are not just a part of history: their legacy continues to feed into our approach to urban planning today.
Melbourne tree data visualisation grows overseas
When Greg More undertook a data visualisation of Melbourne's 70,000 trees he never thought the project would take him to London's iconic Victoria and Albert museum.
New plant app a force of nature at international internet awards
A new virtual greening app, based on research from RMIT and the University of Melbourne, has won both the People’s Voice and the Judge's Webby Award – the "internet’s highest honour".
Melbourne needs second metro, experts warn
Urban researchers are calling for a second Melbourne Metro Rail, warning the current project won’t meet the expected capacity demand unless the city plans for more rail line infrastructure.
RMIT researchers to drive transformations in food, energy and health
RMIT University is part of three major new Cooperative Research Centres, that are investing more than $420 million to tackle the critical challenges of food waste, future fuels and digital health.
Design veteran set to lead landscape architecture at RMIT
Associate Professor Katrina Simon has been announced as RMIT’s new Associate Dean of Landscape Architecture, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Capturing the essence of Queen Vic Market
The smell of fish, the gleam of fresh vegetables, the chill outside the sheds… research shows the heart and soul of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is not in its bricks and mortar.
New NanoZymes use light to kill bacteria
Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria.
Australian architecture and RMIT expertise on world stage
The world’s greatest celebration of architecture, the 2018 Architecture Biennale, has opened in Venice with strong representation from RMIT staff, students and alumni.
RMIT designers, engineers use virtual reality to reinvent the wheel
RMIT staff and students have developed the inaugural V8 Supercars Melbourne 400 trophy in honour of racing great, Larry Perkins.
Mental Health Tribunal failing to protect rights: study
The body charged with protecting the rights of mentally ill Victorians is failing to properly and consistently apply the law, research has found.
RMIT alumni excel as Quill Awards finalists
RMIT University’s alumni have been acknowledged for Excellence in Victorian Journalism with 11 nominations in this year’s Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards.
Explore RMIT design at Melbourne Design Week
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT is proud to present and support a range of industry-focused events - including talks, exhibitions and tours - at Melbourne Design Week.
A premier partnership: Essendon Football Club and RMIT
Two iconic Melbourne institutions have joined forces, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration.
Digital artwork captures community life
An interactive sculpture is connecting residents with the rhythms of community life and creating a vibrant cultural centre in a developing suburb in Melbourne’s south-east.
Design evolution: building a radically new kind of hearing aid
Developing the world’s first modular hearing aid took 130 prototypes but for the researcher behind the revolutionary design, each miniscule change was critical.
RMIT launches new School of Design
New and emerging fields of design - including virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, user experience and design for social innovation - will be in focus at RMIT’s new School of Design.
Innovative 3D printed installation brings the Antarctic to Melbourne
A collaboration between two RMIT researchers, the unique cross-disciplinary installation is on display as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s free Triennial EXTRA program.
Students at the centre of award-winning course designs
Two Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be awarded to three RMIT teachers as part of the annual Australian Teaching Awards for University Teaching on 12 October.
RMIT alumni in MIFF’s starring roles
Behind the scenes of the 56th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) are three women who started out at RMIT.
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.
Intern in Tokyo caught up in breaking news
Writing about David Bowie was the last thing Monica Ireland thought she’d be doing when she applied to do an internship at The Japan Times.