Current Projects

Towards climate resilient families

2024–2025

Mapping intersections of gender and place-based responses to summer heat vulnerability.

Current Projects

Developing new safe cycling indicators for inclusion: Australian Urban Observatory

2024–2029

Developing new safe cycling indicators for inclusion in the Australian Urban Observatory digital liveability platform

Current Projects

Developing Tools for Knowledge Translation in Transport and Health Modelling

2022–2025

RMIT’s Healthy Liveable Cities Lab’s city-wide transport and health simulation model aims to support equitable access to walking and cycling across Greater Melbourne.

Current Projects

Deep Timetable: A Noongar Rail History

2021–2025

The Project will advance a new relational logic and a history that enhances the capacity of regional planning and development authorities in their future relationship with Indigenous people.

Current Projects

Voicing First Nations Country, community, and culture in urban policy

2022–2024

This research project, funded by AHURI, collaborates with First Nations custodians in major urban centres to learn from and listen to their experience of attempting to engage with urban policymakers intervening on their Country.

Current Projects

Precarious Dwelling: Encounters with Housing Crisis

2023–2026

This project investigates contemporary conditions of dwelling precarity on stolen Indigenous land.

Current Projects

Café Lab

2023 (ongoing)

Cafe Lab is a zero-waste food justice cafe that aims to support insecure Melburnians and contribute to building a sustainable and low carbon hospitality sector.

Current Projects

Housing temporary migrants: investigating challenges and policy opportunities

2023–2024

This Investigative Panel establishes the housing circumstances and experiences of temporary visa holders (TVHs) in Australia and provides critical evidence of challenges and opportunities in the development of housing policy and service provision.

Current Projects

Climate Resilient Urbanisation in the Asia Pacific Region (CRU-AP)

2022 (ongoing)

Urbanisation and global environmental change are two of the most significant challenges facing cities and societies in the Global South. These challenges are particularly acute in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Current Projects

Rebuilding a Place to Call Home in Ukraine

2022–2024

More an ongoing effort than a 'project', CUR has a been a strong supporter and participant in the knowledge exchange for recovery, working intensely with Ukrainian housing and urban researchers, since the escalation of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Current Projects

Social and policy dimensions of waste minimisation and waste management

2022 (ongoing)

This project is part of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS), which will address the urgent waste crisis in Australia.

Current Projects

Packed like sardines: Impacts of the apartment boom on public transport in Australian cities

2022–2026

This project is investigating the impacts of high-density housing on public transport use and service provision to directly inform policy and practice for reducing passenger overcrowding and enhancing liveability in cities.

Current Projects

Latest Healthy Liveable Cities Lab Research

(ongoing)

Click here to review the latest in healthy cities research.

Current Projects

The High Life: Could apartment design policy improve residents’ health and wellbeing?

2018–2026

The High Life project examines the interplay between apartment design policy, the design and location of apartment buildings, and residents’ health and wellbeing outcomes in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Current Projects

HABITAT: A study of how areas in Brisbane influence health and activity

(ongoing)

Designing cities to promote health and well-being: the HABITAT multilevel longitudinal study of Brisbane (Australia) neighbourhoods and their ‘baby boomer’ residents.

Current Projects

The Climate Change Exchange

2019 (ongoing)

The Climate Change Exchange is a project that is establishing a collaborative climate change research-practice network to meet the knowledge sharing, capacity building, and research needs of various government and policy stakeholders.

Current Projects

Enhancing urban resilience to climate change impacts and natural disasters: Honiara

2019 (ongoing)

The overarching aim of this project is to enhance the resilience of the city and its inhabitants to current and future climate impacts and natural disasters.

Current Projects

Planning for the 21st Century Municipal Markets in Victoria

2020 (ongoing)

The aim of this project is to draw on local and international expertise to develop and disseminate new models and planning guidelines for 21st century municipal markets in Victoria.

Current Projects

Rethinking Research Impact

2019 (ongoing)

Researchers and research institutions are increasingly required to demonstrate research impact, but what exactly is research impact and how should we approach it, given the complex challenges the world faces?

Current Projects

Australian Urban Observatory

2020 (ongoing)

The Australian Urban Observatory launched in Feb. 2020. This ground-breaking digital platform is set to transform how we map liveability in Australia. Register now to view FREE liveability indicators across LGAs!

Current Projects

Joining Impact models of transport with spatial measures of the Built Environment (JIBE)

2020–2024

Bringing together Australian and UK urban experts to virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning in creating healthier and sustainable cities across both countries.