Centre for Urban Research
The Centre for Urban Research is responding to the important need to shape cities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Centre for Urban Research - transcript
The Centre for Urban Research is directly responding to the globally important need to shape cities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
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Duration: 1:57 mins
[Opening title] RMIT presents
The Centre for Urban Research
Narrator: The state of our cities will profoundly influence our future.The majority of people on this planet already live and work in cities and by 2050, 70 percent of the world's populationwill be urban dwellers.
Cities are our engines of innovation and creativity and they are also sites of concentrated resource consumption and social inequality.
Rapid population growth, a changing climate, and volatile global economic conditions, have raised important questions about how our cities work.
RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research, is the leading urban research hub in Australia.
It is responding to the need to shape cities, that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable by collaborating with government, industry, not-for-profits, and other leading urban academics.
How can we accommodate growth in our cities in ways that are environmentally sustainable and socially just? Can we improve planning and transport for more vibrant neighbourhoods and better connect people between their homes and work? How can we shape the future of affordable and liveable housing? And, improve processes of urban governance so that all residents have a say in decision-making?
The Centre is investigating residential development in Melbourne to cater for a projected population of 8 million by 2050. Looking at bridging the disconnect between people and natural environments to improve community health and protect our native plants and species.
Researching household automated technologies, and the benefits of low-carbon housing to protect the most vulnerable, and the centre is exploring innovative options for transport and urban infrastructures to improve city-regions.
Now, more than ever, it is critical to find solutions that tackle the challenges of city livingfor a sustainable urban future.
RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research
Connecting people and ideas for sustainable urban futures.
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