Current Projects

Investigating energy efficiency retrofit for post-carbon and equitable housing

2018–2023

This project aims to provide an analysis of housing retrofit and its links with household energy costs.

Current Projects

Transport Health Assessment Tool for Brisbane (THAT-Brisbane)

2022–2023

THAT-Brisbane builds on THAT-Melbourne, a Planning Institute of Australia Award winning tool for measuring life-time health benefits from walking and cycling.

Current Projects

Getting off the waiting list: Changing access to housing assistance

2022–2023

This project is part of the ‘Inquiry into supporting pathways in a social housing system’, led by Chris Martin (UNSW).

Current Projects

Understanding The Drivers And Outcomes Of Public Housing Relocation

2022–2023

The project aimed to understand what drives the need for tenant relocation in public housing and how such drivers mediate practices and resident experiences.

Current Projects

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

2020–2023

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.

Current Projects

Upper Stony Creek transformation: Impact on health, liveability, and connection to nature

2021–2023

This project will collect qualitative data after the transformation of the Upper Stony Creek, to better understand how urban greening projects impact resident perceptions of wellbeing, especially in disadvantaged areas with a lack of greenspace.

Current Projects

Digital innovations, PropTech and housing – the view from Melbourne

2019–2023

This research is concerned with the collection, digitisation and use of housing information in Australia.

Current Projects

Benchmarking, monitoring, modelling and valuing the healthy liveable city

2019–2022

Along with our Department of Health and South Australia Health partners, this project builds on our national liveability indicator work to improve understandings of the relationship between built environments, daily activities and travel choices.

Current Projects

Building materials in a circular economy

2021–2022

This project uses a circular economy framing to investigate use and waste in material supply chains to contribute knowledge so that the housing construction sector can reduce, reuse, recycle and recover resources and rely much less on virgin material

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Onsets not offsets for real biodiversity gains

2020–2022

This project will make conceptual and methodological advancements required to develop a working approach for onsets. Case studies in urban development and agriculture will highlight how the approach work s in practice.

Current Projects

Labour Nature Relations in Australia: Experiments in Collective Agency by Workers in the Climate Change Era

2019–2022

In an economic hegemony underwritten by the burning of fossil fuels – the fossil fuel regime – meeting the challenge of climate change will alter patterns of production and consumption and have far-reaching consequences for workers.

Current Projects

Climate impacts at work: supporting a climate ready workforce

2022

This report describes how climate change is already affecting workers.

Current Projects

Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs

2018–2022

Building Connections is investigating how best to plan, design, govern and manage schools to operate successfully as ‘more than a school’, encouraging the development of resilient and connected communities.

Current Projects

Can cities be liveable and sustainable? a comparative study of Melbourne and Dhaka

2018–2022

The PhD project is informed by an interpretivist theoretical approach, to look at the comparative case studies of Melbourne and Dhaka. The findings will be informed by semi-structured interviews, secondary document analysis, and a literature review.

Current Projects

Infill Developments: Housing Outcomes Metrics and Evaluation (Project HOME)

2016–2022

The project links housing outcomes to metrics and evaluation of housing design in the rapidly growing infill multi-residential sector.

Current Projects

How Well Are We Adapting

2017–2021

A climate change adaptation monitoring, evaluation and reporting tool, designed with and for Victorian local governments.

Current Projects

Democratic Urban Development in the Digital Age (DEMUDIG)

2019–2021

This international research project is examining citizens’ use of the Internet and social media to participate in urban development processes, and city governments’ efforts to engage and respond to citizens through these channels.

Current Projects

Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Wet Market Reforms

2021

The goal of this rapid assessment project is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted wet markets in Vietnam, Kenya and the Philippines, specifically on biosecurity reforms and policies.

Current Projects

Measuring, monitoring, and translating urban liveability in Bangkok

2018–2021

RMIT urban health scholars will partner with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to develop and test a suite of open source liveability indicators aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals for the city of Bangkok.

Current Projects

Early delivery of equitable and healthy transport options in new suburbs

2018–2021

The project will produce evidence and tools to assist both the public and private sectors provide transport options to residents of Melbourne’s new suburbs as soon as they move in.

Current Projects

Improved Urban Systems for Liveability

2016–2021

This project investigates how major cities function and the effects of their land-use, housing and infrastructure systems on the humans that live in them.

Current Projects

Network of Integrated Study Sites

2018–2021

This project established a network of integrated urban greening study sites to understand, quantify and qualify the multiple benefits of urban greening, including for biodiversity outcomes and for human health and wellbeing.

Current Projects

Linking the work of RMIT academics on climate change with that of civil society

2017–2020

This project provides links between RMIT academics working on climate change with civil society groups and individuals whose work has a similar focus.

Current Projects

Green Job Guarantee Policy Development

2019–2020

Working with the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union, we are exploring the possibilities of a Green Job Guarantee in the Australian context.