Improved Urban Systems for Liveability
This project investigates how major cities function and the effects of their land-use, housing and infrastructure systems on the humans that live in them.
Australian Urban Observatory
The Australian Urban Observatory (AUO) is a new digital liveability planning tool, developed by our team from RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research, which has been specifically designed to support decision makers prioritise actions to promote health and wellbeing in their communities.
Greenhouse and Sustainability Program
The Greenhouse and Sustainability Program (GSP) connects multi-disciplined Honours and Masters students with industry partners in real-world problem solving.
Climate action plans for five informal settlements in Honiara, Solomon Islands
This project involves participatory action research and close collaboration with five informal settlements to identify climate vulnerabilities, their priority needs, and then to co-design potential climate actions with local stakeholders (including the identification of local implementation partners).
The Sustainable Urban Precincts Program
The Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) was a $128 million project to reduce energy and water use, significantly lowering greenhouse gas emissions associated with RMIT campus operations.
One Planet Network SBC Programme
The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) aims at improving the knowledge of sustainable construction, and to support and mainstream sustainable building solutions.
Cold Climate Research Lab (CCRL)
This project examines the effects of climate change on cold climate ecologies including Antarctica and the Arctic, and the Swiss Alps.
Environmental shocks and wellbeing in Vietnam
Globally, natural disasters kill an average of 60,000 people per year. Ninety-five per cent of disaster related deaths occur in developing countries.
Investigating the potential of International Landcare
Landcare, a grassroots community-led approach to sustainable land management, began in Australia in 1986.
Measuring, monitoring, and translating urban liveability in Bangkok
RMIT urban health scholars are partnering with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to develop and test a suite of open source 'urban liveability' indicators aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Comprehensive community profiles for informal settlements
RMIT University is generating comprehensive community profiles though site visits, household and settlement surveys; complemented by different geospatial datasets e.g. LiDAR and drone imagery.
Land Tenure and Climate Vulnerability
This research project examines the inter-relationships between land tenure and climate vulnerability.