Birdwatching increased tenfold last lockdown. Don’t stop, it’s a huge help for bushfire recovery
Many Victorians returning to stage three lockdown will be looking for ways to pass the hours at home. And some will be turning to birdwatching.
Five ways we can reimagine our streets for our health
As families embrace the joys of walking and cycling in their neighbourhoods, how can we use the shake-up from coronavirus as an opportunity to keep this going for our own and our children’s health?
New Unison report reveals pros and cons of private rental program
A new report from the Unison Housing Research Lab at RMIT shows that while Victoria’s Private Rental Access Program is helping low-income families access homes, those with complex needs remain at risk.
Footy is back, but what will it look like for die-hard fans during a global pandemic?
As AFL fans across the country get excited for the return of footy on Thursday night, there is still an air of nervous anticipation as to what lies ahead. How do we enjoy our national sport in a time of COVID-19?
Top ten ways you can help boost Australia’s biodiversity
On World Environment Day, we take a look at some of the simple ways we can individually and collectively help boost biodiversity in our own backyards and beyond.
Reports of ‘revenge porn’ skyrocketed during lockdown, we must stop blaming victims for it
As we have been cooped up at home during coronavirus lockdown, reports of image-based abuse have skyrocketed.
Pop-up bike lanes beyond CBD needed to cope with cycling rise
Pop-up cycling infrastructure is needed across Melbourne to cope with coronavirus-induced shifts in commuting habits, new modelling shows.
New project investigates how COVID-19 impacts housing stress
RMIT urban researchers have received funding from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute to investigate COVID-19’s impact on housing stress in Melbourne.
Australian and UK urban experts partner to build better cities
A new project brings together Australian and UK urban experts to virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning in creating healthier and sustainable cities across both countries.
Urban fringe critical to future food supply
The COVID-19 crisis reinforces the vital need for cities to protect food-producing rural areas on the urban fringe to retain options and avoid the risk of future shortages, RMIT urban experts warn.
Bringing offices to suburbia is the next step post COVID-19
Creating new co-working office spaces in our suburbs could be accessible to 97% of Melburnians with just a short ride or walk, helping manage risk post COVID-19, finds new RMIT research.
What's in a word: Decoding forensic linguistics
Bingeing true crime documentaries in quarantine? We spoke to a forensic linguist to see what really happens behind the scenes.