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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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In a heatwave, the leafy suburbs are even more advantaged

Summer brings out the heliophobe in many of us. It’s manageable if you live in a house that stays cool when shut up tight. It helps if you’re physically capable of crossing to the shadier side of a hot street.

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The ethical city: an idea whose time has come

Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban Campaign.

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Japan offers us many lessons in embracing longevity

Japan’s experience makes it an interesting example to learn from in the area of aged care.

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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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National spotlight on cities must not leave local input in the shade

Failing to tap the rich local knowledge and diverse expertise of groups with an interest in planning the places most meaningful to them risks a failure of democracy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘Not a lot of people read the stuff’: how planning defies good theory

Research into the way cities do – or do not – work can make a critical contribution to urban policy and practice.

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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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Feral o’clock: why families struggle to shift their energy use

Research with parents reveals that many household routines are unlikely to shift in response to cost-reflective tariffs such as time-of-use (TOU).

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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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Energy firms are waging a price war they might be unable to win

We are seeing oil prices tumble, dipping to less than US$50 a barrel, half the price of a year ago.

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