Prison student exchange a 'win-win' for students on both sides
Inside Out is an innovative education program allowing groups of incarcerated students (inside) to study alongside RMIT University students (outside).
Report shows our homes must change for better health and living
A new study examining Victorians’ lived experience during COVID-19 points to the design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods as a key mitigating factor in people’s capacity to cope with disasters.
New report reveals chronic disadvantage among social housing tenants
The first report of the Maximising Impact study has found social housing tenants are more likely to have experienced chronic, often lifelong, disadvantage than other groups, revealing complex needs for which effective social housing is a crucial social safety net.
Explainer: why is Victoria fast-tracking reforms to sexual violence ‘gag laws’ and to what effect?
The Victorian parliament is considering a bill to change laws that prevent sexual violence victim-survivors from speaking about their experience. But some of the details need to be reconsidered.
Digital inclusion report warns of COVID impact
The 2020 Australian Digital Inclusion Index, published today, shows a high level of digital inequality persists in Australia with many groups continuing to miss out on the benefits of being online.
How can Melbourne’s new apartments steer away from excess car parking?
New apartments are providing more parking than residents need, leading to smaller and fewer homes for higher prices. RMIT experts discuss how policymakers can get the car parking balance right.
Barely Gettin’ By season three: American Carnage
Podcast hosts Dr Emma Shortis and Dr Chloe Ward are back for season three and as they continue examining the inner workings of American democracy, their eyes are trained on the US election.
How can we better prepare suburban Melbourne for climate change?
Climate change presents critical challenges for future development, sustainability and resilience across Melbourne. Here, our experts offer insights on how we can better prepare our outer suburbs.
New map shows Melbourne’s parks will struggle in next stage of lockdown
Looking forward to catching up with friends in a park as lockdown eases? Unfortunately, so is everyone else – and we’re going to need more space, finds new RMIT research.
Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future
From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.
Grid bus network could put Melbourne en-route to shorter commute
Modelling by RMIT researchers shows reconfiguring Melbourne’s bus routes to a grid network could save outer suburban commuters up to 15 minutes of travel time.
New smart tool to step up walkability in rural Australia
New research aims to strengthen walkability in rural and regional areas, delivering an innovative smart online tool to support and encourage Australians to get active.