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Greening the West

Assessment of the functioning and implications of collaborative efforts to achieve urban greening in Melbourne’s West.

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Balmoral Fire Connect

Associate Professor Hartmut Fünfgeld, Maedeh Aboutalebi Karkarvandi

A case study of social networks and the diffusion of bushfire preparedness information in a rural community.

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Local Government Guide to Fostering Corporate Responsibility

This guide suggests that local governments have a significant role to play in helping business to be more socially and environmentally responsible, and that a well-conceived corporate responsibility program for their jurisdictions can lead to better relationships with their business community, as well as improved efficiencies, environmental and social performance.

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Enabling climate change adaptation across Gippsland local governments: Staff perceptions of adaptive capacity and regional collaboration

This report presents the findings of all project evaluation activities carried out as part of the project ‘Enabling Gippsland Councils to integrate climate risk and adaptation into local and regional strategies’, which concluded in August 2016.

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Practicing safe public wi-fi: Assessing and managing data-security risks

Dr Ian McShane, Mark A Gregory, Chris K Wilson

Public wi-fi is becoming a key part of Australia’s communication system. However, the convenience and accessibility that make public wi-fi so popular also make it vulnerable to malevolent or illegal activities, particularly targeted at intercepting sensitive or valuable personal information.

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2015 Annual Report

2015 was the Centre for Urban Research’s third full year of establishment, with a significant increase in research income and an especially busy program of events.

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Horsham Catalyst Research and Evaluation Final Report

This study led by RMIT's Centre for Urban Research and funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, investigates the economic, social and environmental performance of low-carbon houses in comparison with 'standard' residences in Horsham, Victoria.

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Implementing the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Project in Melbourne

How can a framework for urban resilience emanating from the US be adapted to suit the city governance structures operating in Melbourne?

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Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups

The study has sought to fill a knowledge gap in the understanding of the value of community playgroups by analysing the social and economic value of participation in community playgroups, with a particular focus on parents and carers.

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Level crossing removals: learning from Melbourne’s experience

This project continues research into better land use and public transport integration, using historical legacies of level crossing removals in Melbourne, international precedents and design research.

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Making connections: Housing, productivity and economic development

Maclennan, D., Ong, R., Wood, G. (2015) Making connections: housing, productivity and economic development, AHURI Final Report No. 251, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/251.

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The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes

Barrett, G., Cigdem, M., Whelan, S., Wood, G. (2015) The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes, AHURI Final Report No. 250, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/250.

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Entries and exits from homelessness: A dynamic analysis of the relationship between structural conditions and individual characteristics

Johnson, G, Scutella, R, Tseng, Y and Wood, G 2015, 'Entries and exits from homelessness: a dynamic analysis of the relationship between structural conditions and individual characteristics', AHURI Final Report Series - Project:The interrelationship between structural factors and individual risk factors in explaining homelessness - AHURI Final Report No. 248, vol. 248, pp. 1-67.

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Alternative Futures for Melbourne’s Peri-Urban Region

Alternative futures for Melbourne’s peri-urban region is a collaborative research project by researchers from RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Spatial Vision and La Trobe University’s School of Humanities.

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The Little Things that Run the City: How do Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and ecosystem health?

With the present work we aim to expand this circle so that it may also encompass the conservation of insect and other invertebrates in urban environments. We are driven by a will to ‘say a word on behalf of the little things that run the city’.

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The structural drivers of homelessness in Australia 2001-11

ood, G., Batterham, D., Cigdem, M. and Mallett, S. (2015) The structural drivers of homelessness in Australia 2001–11, AHURI Final Report No. 238, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne..

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Melbourne at 8 Million: Matching Land Supply to Dwelling Demand

This report proposes one approach to preparing for a doubling of the population of Melbourne without assuming the desirability or other of such an increase.

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Housing affordability dynamics: New insights from the last decade

Wood, G., Ong, R. and Cigdem, M. (2015) Factors shaping the dynamics of housing affordability in Australia 2001–11, AHURI Final Report No. 244, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne

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Facilitating adaptation: Lessons learnt from engaging and supporting the primary health and community services sector in climate change adaptation

The report focuses on findings from engagement with funded agencies and service providers in the primary health and community services sector in Victoria, but many of the points made in this report can be applied to other sectors and geographic areas in Australia.

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Refugees, housing, and neighbourhoods in Australia

Flatau, P., Colic-Peisker, V., Bauskis, A., Maginn, P. and Buergelt, P. (2014) Refugees, housing, and neighbourhoods in Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 224, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne,

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