The power of nature in tackling loneliness and social isolation among vulnerable groups
Researchers in Europe, Australia and Latin America are combining social interactions with the colours, sounds and smells of the natural environment to improve mental health in at-risk communities.
Australians paying $6 billion for unused apartment parking
Experts are calling for planning policy to ‘unbundle’ parking spaces from apartments to reduce housing costs and alleviate street parking woes.
Recognising innovative and impactful urban agriculture projects
Supported by RMIT Europe, the Edible Cities Network has announced the winners of its annual awards, featuring innovative and impactful urban agriculture projects from around the world.
RMIT Europe and EIT Urban Mobility partner to tackle air pollution
A series of free online courses developed by RMIT and industry experts is helping urban planning professionals to tackle a crucial question: "How can we improve air quality in our cities?"
New chatbot goes online to fight image-based abuse
Experts in abusive online behavior say their world-first AI chatbot will help people report incidents of image-based abuse and find support.
Melbourne revegetation plan calls for on-street parking to go undercover
New research reveals up to half of Melbourne’s on-street parking spaces could be converted into hectares of new green space, without a net loss of parking.
New report aims to strengthen Victoria’s connections with Southeast Asia
A new report out of the RMIT Asia Trade and Innovation Hub has made 19 recommendations designed to strengthen Victoria’s connections with the countries of Southeast Asia.
Urban planning for healthier lives
Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti says she was a lone wolf when she started her research career. Now she’s part of a global network making the connections between liveability and health outcomes.
The wonderful world of bees
There is a growing appreciation that these cute, stripy honey-makers are actually crucial to food security, biodiversity and a healthy environment.
Australian cities out of step on walkability, transport: study
Australian cities may be less likely to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles than some lower-income global counterparts, a global study has found.
Audio files are being used as digital drugs: survey
New study sheds light on the little-known phenomenon of binaural beats, where sounds purportedly evoke psychoactive effects.
EdiCitNet conference entices city dwellers and planners with Edible City Solutions
The two-day event provided ample food for thought for city administrators, researchers and citizens exploring urban food practices as a pathway to more liveable and resilient cities.