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The New Urban Agenda: Q&A with Sergio Tirado

Based at RMIT Europe in Spain, Tirado led the delivery of the University’s first Ethical Cities: Urban Innovation Forum in Barcelona this year – a one-day event that saw critical questioning and debate across a range of significant urban challenges.

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RMIT students represent Australia at UN urban development conference

Two RMIT students have travelled to Ecuador as Australian delegates to the United Nations Housing and Sustainable Urban Development conference, after receiving prestigious Global Voices scholarships.

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Urban researchers shine at RMIT Research Awards

Three researchers from the Centre for Urban Research have been recognised by RMIT University for their outstanding research contributions and industry collaboration.

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Global Forum for Urban and Regional Resilience

Lauren Rickards, co-leader of the Climate Change and Resilience (CCR) research program, and Raven Cretney, PhD student, represented the CUR at a recent workshop at the Global Forum for Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR) at Virginia Tech, in Arlington, Virginia.

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New book plans out quality public transport system for Melbourne’s future

RMIT Centre for Urban Research launches a new book, introducing interactive decision-making tool to incorporate greater accessibility for Australia’s public transport infrastructure.

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Liveable Melbourne: Is it really?

Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city again, but is it really? Environment and planning professor Michael Buxton explains why Melbourne is at risk of losing its liveable status.

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Shift in regional rail policy crucial to meet population growth: study

RMIT Centre for Urban Research together with Rail Futures launch a new landmark report calling for major investment in Victoria's regional rail system to meet the state’s future challenges.

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New book maps Melbourne’s past, present and future

A new book by RMIT urban planning experts delves into our city’s past to present a citizen’s handbook that unlocks the potential for shaping Melbourne's future.

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How urban planners are creating cities for the future

Well-planned cities can encourage people to spend more time outside, commute more sustainably and connect with their communities. Good planning is central to making cities liveable and sustainable.

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PrepCom3: A review of the third and final preparatory committee before Habitat III

As one of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme’s newest innovations, the City Scan garnered quite some attention and discussion at PrepCom3, the third and final preparatory committee before Habitat III.

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How environmental management is paving the way for a sustainable future

Sustainable Futures: Part Two explores the ways environmental management professionals develop and implement environmental strategy and action plans to secure the environment for the future.

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RMIT’s urban research centre launch new transport community group

The Victorian State Government has committed to a number of major infrastructure projects for the state, but what’s the plan for Melbourne transport and how do these projects fit in?

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It’s not all in your head

New study explores new ways of describing the connection between people and planet.

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RMIT hosts the first Ethical Cities Event Series in Barcelona

RMIT is setting the agenda on what it means to live in environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable cities through a series of workshops, symposiums, talks and forums in Barcelona.

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Urban researcher awarded prestigious scholarship for environmental justice research

RMIT urban researcher Lisa de Kleyn secures a coveted Victorian Environmental Assessment Council Scholarship (VEAC) for her research on environmental justice and native forests.

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New book explores the rise of green spirited citizenship

A new book edited and authored by RMIT urban experts examines the rise of the “sustainability citizens” movement and how it’s inspiring a new perception of citizenship for the better.

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Are regional commuters getting sick of the daily travel grind?

CUR PhD student Todd Denham is investigating changing commuter trends for people travelling from regional Victoria to Melbourne for work.

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Rockefeller Foundation elevates Melbourne’s commitment to resilience

Melbourne’s new resilience project is helping local government frame conversations about resilience beyond emergency management to social and urban vulnerability, according to an RMIT study.

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Urban Futures Competition

With Melbourne’s population moving beyond four million, significant challenges and opportunities for planning, designing and managing our city arise. How can you help urban environments adapt to meet the future needs of our population?

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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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Researchers on journey to new discoveries with $2.3m ARC grants

Researchers from RMIT received funding to deliver innovative, impact-associated research from the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

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Building in connectivity integral to health of people on urban fringe

Connectivity to public transport with job prospects close by is integral to improving the health and wellbeing of residents in developing fringe growth areas, according to new research.

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Leading RMIT academic examines the challenges of Italy’s urban life

An RMIT researcher has recently spent three months in Italy studying one of the country's most neglected neighbourhoods and the challenges it presents for its people.

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Looking upwards for transport solutions

Level crossing removals should be part of a total picture for an effective transport system and “skytrains” are the best way to do this, according to RMIT and Melbourne University researchers.

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