Australia’s most liveable regional cities revealed
Victoria is home to Australia's most liveable regional cities – Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong – according to new research that for the first time maps health and liveability across the country’s 21 largest cities.
Meet the women helping to improve how we live in cities and with nature
As our cities evolve, so too should our approach to building and planning our urban habitats. Here, six RMIT urban researchers share how their work is shaping how we live in our cities and with nature.
Pregnant homeless women in urgent need of housing support and services
Pregnant women who are homeless in Victoria are not receiving the support they need from health and homelessness services providers, new research shows.
Climate action plans must include threats on research, warn academics
Research is not immune from the effects of climate change warns a new paper, urging the higher education sector to adapt their climate action plans to include the threats on research.
Meet Jodie Boyd: Expert in cultural history and policy
What role do libraries have in the 21st century in shaping our national narrative? Dr Jodie Boyd explains how libraries are vital to preserving our story as a multicultural society.
Seven ways the 1969 Transportation Plan shaped Melbourne
Today marks 50 years since the landmark 1969 Transportation Plan. Here, we take a look back on the plan that brought Melbourne its network of freeways and roads, and how its legacy stacks up in 2019.
Smart city tech keeps Bendigo residents cool by mapping hot spots
A new smart technology platform launched today in Bendigo will help residents keep cool this summer by mapping the location of urban hot spots in the city to avoid on hot days.
Making peace between sworn enemies: Lessons from a divided region
Born in Sarajevo shortly before the Yugoslav Wars erupted there in 1991, Nerkez Opacin knows first-hand how quickly a society can tear itself apart.
Can apocalyptic games prepare us for future sustainability threats?
What can playing apocalyptic games teach us about climate change or energy security? Urban resilience expert Dr Anthony Richardson explores how games can tackle future challenges at the global gaming festival PAX in Melbourne.
Six emotions shared by young people living with climate change
Today, thousands of Australian students will protest government inaction on climate change. Sustainability expert Dr Blanche Verlie explains how climate change is emotionally impacting young people.
Affordability the key barrier to getting all Australians online
Findings from the fourth Australian Digital Inclusion Index show that while internet services continue to improve, lower-income households are being priced out.
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.