Past Projects

Constructions and practices of ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable’ meat: implications for meat consumption and the treatment of animals

Reflecting the ethical turn in consumption, meat promoted and labeled as ethical, humane and/or sustainable has emerged as an apparent solution to increasing concerns.

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Work/life ecologies: lifestyles, sustainability practices

This project aims to understand staff and students' broader lifestyles as part of a work-life ecology, occurring across a range of spaces, both physical and virtual.

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The Benefits of Elevated Rail: Lessons from the graduate design studio “Rail UP!”

The Victorian state government has committed to removing 50 level crossings in two terms of office: a faster rate of removal than in any other period in the history of railways in Melbourne.

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Collaborative stewardship of natural resources under a changing climate

An exploration of a pathways approach planning for climate change adaptation of natural resources in the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment.

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Sustainable, biodiverse mid-rise development for Fishermans Bend

Creating sustainable cities that are good for people and good for nature.

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Opportunity Spaces – Schools as Community Hubs

This project looks at renewed interest in developing schools as community hubs, analysing policy and practical dimensions of opening up schools for wider community use.

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Planning for Co-Existence? Recognising Indigenous rights in planning

This project looked at what happens when demands for recognition of Indigenous rights meet planning systems in Canada and Australia.

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Public Transport Accessibility in the City of Port Phillip

Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS)

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Selandra Rise: Researching planning for health and wellbeing

This project explored how the planning and design of a new residential community can influence the health and wellbeing of future residents.

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Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP)

SCARP was collaboration between eight natural resource management (NRM) organisations and several interdisciplinary scientists that supported development of NRM climate change plans.

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Where do the Children Play? Facilities and Venues for Community Playgroups

This project analyses trends in the provision and management of community facilities impacting on the organisation of community playgroups in Australia.

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The rise of ethical consumption in Australia: from the margins to the mainstream

This nationwide project is the first of its kind to examine the rise and impact of ethical consumption in Australia.

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Horsham Catalyst Housing Evaluation

The Victorian Government’s Department of Human Services has engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change research team to undertake an evaluation of a sustainable housing project in Horsham .

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Disconnections case studies, Consumer Action Law Centre

The Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change research team to interview householders who have been disconnected from their energy supply.

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Changing demand: the flexibility of energy practices in larger households with dependent children

Researchers from the Beyond Behaviour Change research team investigated changing household energy demand.

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EPA approaches to behaviour change

In partnership with BehaviourWorks at Monash University, Beyond Behaviour Change researchers conducted interviews and site visits with EPA field officers.

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Lower effort energy demand reduction, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This UK based interdisciplinary project integrated energy monitoring with design and social anthropological understanding of household energy use.

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Kildonan Uniting Care: Sustainable Families Project

RMIT’s Beyond Behaviour Change group assisted Kildonan Uniting Care in developing a social practices approach to project design and evaluation.

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The globalisation of comfort practices: A study of international students

This project sought to understand the carriage, (dis)integration and transferral of international students’ comfort practices on arrival to Australia.

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Lifestyle audit

As part of the Australian Government's Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project, Ausgrid engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change team to develop a home energy audit for households.

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Co-managing home energy demand

This project investigated a range of issues concerning home energy demand.

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Assessing resilient urban systems to support long term adaptation to climate change

The Resilient Urban Systems project aimed to assess the capacity of community-level urban energy and water systems to support long term adaptation to climate change.

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Adapting aspirations & expectations on the coastal suburban & regional fringe

This Think Tank established a dialogue between local and state government, academic experts and the housing sector.

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