Toxic cocktail of booze, drugs key cause for medical care at festivals
Four in five Australian music festival attendees that seek medical help are consuming an average of 15 standard drinks when using drugs, finds a new report.
Meet Claire Boulange: Expert in urban analytics for healthy cities
Can video games like SimCity help smart city design? Dr Claire Boulange explains how planning can be playful to build healthy liveable cities for all.
What’s your favourite animal? Researchers want to know
As part of efforts to bring back nature into our cities, researchers are asking people across the globe about their favourite animals to determine which creature is ahead of the pack.
Public housing program risks reducing homes for vulnerable groups: report
A new report evaluating the Victorian Government’s program to redevelop inner suburban public housing estates says the plan may reduce the amount of homes available for vulnerable households.
Willum Warrain Gathering Place: Connecting Country, culture and community
A new RMIT project celebrates the powerful story of an Indigenous gathering place and how it connects cultures, communities and Country.
Meet Mittul Vahanvati: Expert in housing and community resilience
The homes we live in, and the homes we’re building, are not what we need in a changing climate. Dr Mittul Vahanvati explains what this means and what we need to change to support climate resilience in Australia.
Passionate disability advocate recognised for contribution to community
Educator, author and speaker Dr Christine Durham OAM has received an honorary doctorate from RMIT.
Landmark liveability research wins at national planning awards
Pioneering RMIT research that delivered the first true measurement of liveability in Australia’s capital cities has been recognised with a top planning award.
Four ways global policy can improve gender equality
Drawing on her experiences during the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Tessa Hughes shares her key learnings and views on how to promote women’s rights and shape global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Seven ways climate change affects key Federal Election issues
Climate action is rated as a top priority among voters in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election. How does it affect other key campaign issues?
Building urban climate resilience in the Solomon Islands
The informal settlements of Honiara are home to almost half the city’s population. The complex challenges of these vulnerable urban communities call for tailored, multi-faceted solutions.
Sniffer dogs increase trauma and risks of overdose
New research has found that deploying drug detection dogs at music festivals and public places encourages users to adapt their drug consumption, often with harmful consequences.