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An environmentally just city works best for all in the end

04 March 2016

Melbourne’s population is expected to almost double by mid-century, overtaking Sydney as Australia’s biggest city.

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Amphibious Living in Iceland

Combining water and architecture for sustainable living

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Raising expectations for Melbourne’s railways

03 March 2016

Improved public transport has long been a high priority among Victorian voters however; the recent announcement of the $1.6 billion project to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong has not been met with the expected enthusiasm.

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Christchurch five years on: have politicians helped or hindered the earthquake recovery?

The Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-11 required a momentous recovery undertaking by the City of Christchurch in New Zealand. Five years on, what insight can we glean from the fallout?

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Will house prices ‘collapse’ if negative gearing is changed?

26 February 2016

There is much confusion about the effects of Labor’s tax proposals with respect to investors in rental housing.

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Negative gearing: scrap or preserve?

25 February 2016

The Australian tax debate has placed negative gearing under scrutiny.

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The ‘sky rail’ saga: can big new transport projects ever run smoothly?

23 February 2016

Tensions are rising in Melbourne over plans to use elevated rail to remove suburban level crossings.

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Locking in liveability: The city we need is the city that cares

15 February 2016

How can we lock liveability into our cities in coming decades? That is one of the questions posed for this week’s Australian Urban Thinkers Campus at RMIT University.

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Spotlight on citizen action and energy vulnerability in Barcelona

11 February 2016

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

08 February 2016

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

27 January 2016

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

22 January 2016

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

15 January 2016

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

18 December 2015

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

09 December 2015

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

26 November 2015

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

12 October 2015

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

28 September 2015

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

16 September 2015

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

20 August 2015

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

13 July 2015

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

15 June 2015

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

01 May 2015

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

25 March 2015

The Victorian free public WiFi initiative is an unknown commodity but the potential benefits could be great for all Victorians, according to RMIT researchers.