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.
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.