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Flight to safer land post NZ quakes increases housing prices: study

Higher awareness of earthquake risks among residents in Christchurch, New Zealand, has led to increased prices for houses on safer land, a new RMIT study suggests.

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Poor lending reforms may deprive most vulnerable of home basics: study

Changing lending rules to restrict access to financial services could deprive low-income people of home basics like white goods, furniture and internet access, a new RMIT study suggests.

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Public WiFi users choose convenience over cybersecurity: report

Around two million Australians are risking data breaches each day doing their banking and conducting other financial transactions on unsecured public Wi-Fi networks, a new study has found.

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New study examines heatwave health risks on vulnerable households

As global warming makes heatwaves more frequent, longer and hotter, how do we help households who are most vulnerable to health and financial impacts?

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RMIT shapes UN’s New Urban Agenda with Massive Open Online Course

RMIT University today launches a first-of-its-kind Ethical Cities open online course at the UN’s global cities summit to connect people around the world with ethical concept and practice for cities.

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New book connects urban planners to Indigenous communities

A new book revealing the critical role planning plays in delivering land justice for Indigenous peoples will be launched today at RMIT by Wurundjeri Tribe Council Elder, Uncle Bill Nicholson.

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Expert Comment on Port of Melbourne lease

Director of the RMIT Centre for Urban Research Professor Jago Dodson is available to talk about the State Government’s proposal to spend the proceeds of the $9.7 billion deal to lease the Port of Melbourne.

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Community politics remains central to transport planning: study

A new study by RMIT offers valuable lessons for community participation in controversial transport projects, examining how citizens respond to the politics of transport decision-making.

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Research Officer (Social Sciences)

The Centre for Urban research is looking for a new Research Officer to join its thriving Beyond Behaviour Change program.

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Green homes offer financial relief for vulnerable families: study

New research by RMIT urban experts on low-carbon housing in Horsham has found that households could be better off by A$1,000 per year and boost their health and living conditions.

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Expert comment on Victoria’s zero emissions target

RMIT University’s Alan Pears AM is available to comment on the Victorian State Government’s plan to work towards a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.

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Communications Internship

RMIT Centre for Urban Research (CUR) is delighted to announce an internship opportunity for a RMIT media student to be incorporated into their work-integrated-learning requirements.

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Reducing commute times integral to the health of outer surburban residential communities

Providing good public transport links with job opportunities near affordable housing is crucial to improving the health and wellbeing of residential communities in outer suburban growth areas, according to new research.

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Spotlight on citizen action and energy vulnerability in Barcelona

The recession that transformed into a total global financial and economic crisis in September 2008 continues to have far-reaching consequences on the welfare and livelihoods of millions of Europeans.

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Study examines issues around residential car parking

Residents of Australian cities are needed to take part in RMIT University research to better understand residential car parking habits, wants and needs.

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PhD scholarships in the Centre for Urban Research

The Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University seeks highly capable scholars to undertake PhD studies on urban issues.

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Post-doctoral position in urban research

The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University seeks highly capable and motivated applicants for a post-doctoral position in Urban Research based at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain.

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