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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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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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