Seven ways to bring nature into new urban spaces
With many local governments keen to include nature in new developments, RMIT ecologists working on Australia’s biggest urban renewal project share what they’ve learned about delivering true biodiversity.
New evidence of positive outcomes from festival drug checking
A new study into the efficacy of drug checking services at festivals has been published in the UK by an RMIT visiting fellow.
We need to change the way we think about domestic violence
See What You Made Me Do will change the way we think about domestic violence. Here's what needs to happen now.
Road to recovery: experts on where Federal Budget funding should go
Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 has been better than predicted, so what can we expect from this year’s Federal Budget? RMIT academics share their expert view on where the cash can be splashed for the greatest benefit.
Moving towards a circular economy for more sustainable housing
RMIT urban researchers will lead a pioneering project examining how Australia’s housing sector can transition to a circular economy for more sustainable homes.
Walk or drive? New tool shows the health effects of your travel choices
RMIT researchers and the Victorian Department of Transport launch a new digital tool to measure the health impacts of replacing car trips with walking and cycling trips for Melburnians.
What to expect at US President Biden’s climate summit for world leaders
This Earth Day, US President Joe Biden will host 40 world leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, at a climate summit. What’s likely to happen at the virtual event and what will it mean for Australia?
Rethinking cities with ageing in mind
From urban wellbeing and public health to urban planning and housing, RMIT researchers are helping to build age-friendly cities across Europe and Australia.
Drug checking and an early warning network in Victoria could save lives
Dr Monica Barratt says rapid drug market monitoring could help prevent drug deaths.
Nature as medicine: can a dose of the outdoors cure loneliness?
Can a dose of nature a day keep the doctor away? A new RMIT project is exploring the benefits of prescribing nature in Australia, Europe and Latin America to reduce loneliness and improve mental health.
Bringing the buzz back to Melbourne: what’s it going to take?
Melbourne is ready for business and to entice Victorians to stay and play in metropolitan Melbourne the State Government is releasing travel vouchers. But is this enough to revitalise the city?
Rising to the challenge: the critical role of women in climate leadership
Female leadership in climate decision making is critical if we are to find effective solutions to environmental challenges. Meet two women leading action for more sustainable and resilient futures.