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Inquiry into Housing Policies, Labour Force Participation and Economic Growth

This inquiry will develop coherent conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence to guide housing policy reforms that promote Australia’s economic development

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Implementing Sustainability in the Built Environment

An analysis of the role and effectiveness of the building and planning system in delivering sustainable cities.

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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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Smart Home Control: Exploring the potential for enabling technologies in households

RMIT researchers are trialling ‘smart’ home control devices in 40 households in Victoria and South Australia – to assess the potential of these devices to help manage home electricity consumption.

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Enabling east Gippsland Councils to Integrate Climate Risk and Adaptation in Local & Regional Strategies

Developing a regional framework to consider climate change impacts and adaptation options across six regional local governments, led by East Gippsland Shire Council.

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Enhancing networks for resilience

Developing an understanding of how social networks influence social resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

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Building resilience through translocality

Exploring translocality as a different perspective of the climate change-migration nexus.

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The impacts of internationalising universities on urban transformation

This research outlines the development of university towns in China, using a case study of the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Suzhou in China.

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What can Geelong learn from international second cities?

This project investigates the success of second cities overseas outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.

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Practicing Safe Public Wi-Fi: Assessing and Managing Data and Security Risks

This project will produce the first Australian analysis of public Wi-Fi use, and the security and legal risks associated with the use patterns of public networks.

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An Investigation into the Drivers of Housing Supply Responsiveness in Australia

This project estimates and maps the price elasticity of housing supply at a local government area level, providing insights into how various factors affect the speed of housing supply responsiveness to market pressures in Australia.

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Transforming public housing in a federal context

This research examines the transformation of public housing in four federal states: Austria, Germany, Canada and the USA and finds Austria to be a leading example of a sustainable affordable housing industry.

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The Benefits of a Walk in the Park: eye-tracking participant views of films of parks

What do office workers in Melbourne look at when going for a walk in the park? This study examines the differences in what men, women and people with different levels of nature appreciation look at in films of walks through Melbourne’s parks.

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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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Analysing the Social and Economic Value of Community Playgroups

Community playgroups (CPs) are unique in Australia’s early years education and care environment. This project fills knowledge and policy gaps by appraising the social and economic value of CPs.

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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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Housing markets, economic productivity, and risk: international evidence and policy implications for Australia

This paper proposes a policy-relevant definition of housing market efficiency and a set of indicators for measuring the responsiveness of housing supply.

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