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.
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.