Food and housing crisis for Melbourne’s native bees
RMIT researchers have called on Melburnians to plant the right plants and create the right homes for native pollinators, for better tomato crops, more flowers and improved urban biodiversity.
Aussies got drunk the most during 2020: survey
The Global Drug Survey 2021, released Thursday, also reveals changing drug and alcohol habits during the pandemic.
Study backs expansion of footpaths and outdoor dining for Melbourne
New research from urban planning experts has for the first time detailed how inner-city suburbs lack footpath space – increasingly vital real estate amid strict indoor dining capacity limits.
Research finds why some stay longer in social housing than others
Social housing provides safe, secure, long-term accommodation for some of the most disadvantaged in the community. But some people are more likely to stay housed longer than others.
Accessing stable housing after rehab increasingly difficult: research
Too many people in residential treatment for mental health and substance misuse issues face housing insecurity when they leave, new research has revealed.
It takes more than words and ambition: here’s why your city isn’t a lush, green oasis yet
Despite their good intentions, cities rarely have the full set of skills and capabilities to turn their plans into a reality. Our research looks at what needs to change
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.