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Meet Tamzin Rollason: Expert in sustainable fashion

Sustainable apparel is in vogue but is it the answer to fashion’s environmental footprint? Researcher Tamzin Rollason delves deeper into the eco-style trend.

Five liveability challenges Melbourne and Bangkok must face together

What can Melbourne and Bangkok learn from each other to improve liveability and wellbeing for their residents?

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?

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