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What the baby bonus boost looks like across ten years

The baby bonus did its job, encouraging people to have more children at a time when fertility rates were low, our research finds. Given Australian men and women desire 1.5 more children than they actually have, it might be time to consider policies like this again.

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Smart home control – is the reality as bright as its promise?

A new RMIT study finds that ‘smart home’ devices may not be as bright as we thought.

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Testing public transport policies with travel and health outcomes

Public transport is a marker of a city’s liveability and an important social determinant of health.

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News

Energy pricing policy review finds gaps for heat vulnerable residents

A review of electricity pricing policy by RMIT academics has found little consideration of the health and financial risks to vulnerable groups during heatwaves or hot weather.

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Are conservation covenants a secure way to protect nature on private land?

Recent RMIT research has revealed that conservation covenants in Australia are proving an enduring way to protect nature on private land.

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Upcoming Events

Climate Change and the Law: A Public Panel

29 August 2017, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Coming from different areas of law, our four eminent speakers will discuss the relationship between law and climate change in their particular area focusing on the ways law might currently be a hindrance to climate change action and ways it is or could be a powerful, positive tool.

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News

Arts spending brings in the bucks for the Creative City

For the first time, a new study led by RMIT University and the City of Melbourne has quantified the economic and social impact of investment in the arts.

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Rethinking the relationship between educational and urban planning

New research by RMIT academics calls for education and planning authorities to widen current policy discussion over the community use of school facilities and rethink how schools engage with their urban surroundings.

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Current Projects

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities

The Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities investigates cost-effective built environment interventions to create healthy, liveable and equitable communities in Australia

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Current Projects

Contextualising liveability within a low to middle income country’s city

RMIT urban health experts will help Bangkok city planners tackle liveability challenges facing their city.

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Current Projects

Heatwaves, Homes & Health

The heatwaves, homes and health project is seeking to understand the experiences of households during very hot weather.

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