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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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Outstanding researchers awarded Vice-Chancellor’s fellowships

RMIT has announced the latest recipients of its Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships, with 12 outstanding researchers making an impact in fields ranging from sleep disorders to nanotechnology.

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Urban research critical for securing Australia’s future

Improving how cities work is critical for Australia's future, according to the new director of RMIT's Centre for Urban Research (CUR), Professor Jago Dodson.

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Collaboration needed to avoid urban white elephants: expert

An international planning expert has called for academics to engage more deeply with planning practitioners to help improve major urban projects such as Melbourne’s Docklands.

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RMIT researchers win funding for public WiFi security project

RMIT researchers will study public WiFi data security and legal risks for consumers in Australia following a recent grant success.

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Urban researcher in profile: Dr Crystal Legacy

Community concern can be ignored when government considers transport planning, but one RMIT researcher is delving deeper into the issue.

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Pop-up parks provide more than a patch of grass

Temporary pop-up parks and green spaces have long been considered the playthings of the inner-city hipster.

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RMIT wins $6.37m in ARC research funding

RMIT researchers have been awarded $6.37 million in funding, in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding schemes.

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Inaugural Paul Mees Debate draws bumper crowd

Politicians are indispensable when it comes to public transport planning, according to the audience at the Inaugural Paul Mees Debate.

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Ethiopian urban research delegation visits RMIT

A visiting delegation has told of the great urban challenges Ethiopia faces due to rapid population growth, during a presentation at RMIT.

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Study examines electricity use in family life

Families around Australia are needed to take part in RMIT research to better understand how electricity is used in households with children.

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Super investment pathway could close rental supply gap

A ground-breaking report by RMIT researchers outlines a new investment pathway to lift the supply of affordable rental housing.

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New home for urban research

RMIT University has launched a new inter-disciplinary research centre focusing on critical urban issues and sustainable city living.

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Assessing the creativity of cities

Dr Ian McShane knows what makes creative cities tick - and he's putting that knowledge to good use for UNESCO.

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