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.
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.