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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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Business behaviour research lab breaking barriers

The effect of colour on people's willingness to donate to charity, tall poppy syndrome and guiding greener decision-making: just some of the innovative research at RMIT's Behavioural Business Lab.

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Locking in liveability: The city we need is the city that cares

How can we lock liveability into our cities in coming decades? That is one of the questions posed for this week’s Australian Urban Thinkers Campus at RMIT University.

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Researchers honoured for city fringe health project

RMIT researchers have been recognised at the State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC) for their work exploring problems faced by people living on the urban fringe.

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Human talent key to successful cities: Turnbull

For Australian cities to be competitive, productive and economically sustainable, they need to attract the best human talent, Lucy Turnbull has told a conference at RMIT.

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Meet our green research and teaching team

RMIT’s academic green team is working to make the University’s ambitious sustainability vision a reality through teaching and research.

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Students re-imagine sustainable cities

RMIT’s Urban Futures Competition showcased the ideas of Victorian High School students surrounding the development of vibrant, liveable cities.

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Borderline disadvantaged will be hit hard by climate change

A community resilience model developed by RMIT researchers has exposed an invisible layer of socially vulnerable and disadvantaged people that will be hit hard by climate change.

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RMIT wins $1.8million in ARC linkage funding

RMIT University has been awarded more than $1.8million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Grants.

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Citizen scientists blitz Melbourne’s public spaces

Ecological gems have been uncovered in Melbourne’s parks during a campaign that involved “citizen scientists” capturing and recording the city’s biodiversity.

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Researchers explore benefits of free public WiFi

The Victorian free public WiFi initiative is an unknown commodity but the potential benefits could be great for all Victorians, according to RMIT researchers.

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Camel sustainability project wins RMIT Green Innovators award

Wild camels could provide a sustainable resource for drought-affected farmers, according to the winner of this year’s RMIT Green Innovators competition.

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