Blog

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.

Find out more
Media

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
Media

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
Media

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
Blog

‘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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
Blog

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).

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
Blog

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more
News

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.

Find out more