Current Projects

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Current Projects

Network of Integrated Study Sites

2018 (ongoing)

This project aims to establish 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

Early delivery of equitable and healthy transport options in new suburbs

2018–2020

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

Representing Multicultural Australia in National and State Libraries

2018 (ongoing)

The project aims to investigate the representation of histories and cultures of migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the National Library and select state library collections.

Current Projects

Urban Systems for Liveability

2018 (ongoing)

This project investigates the impacts on the lived experience of people in major Australian cities, focusing on the effects of land-use, diffuse air pollution, transport, urban heat and the interconnections between them.

Current Projects

Emergency volunteering 2030: Adapting the sector

2017–2020

This co-designed project is a collaboration with the University of Western Australia and key emergency management organisations for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.

Current Projects

Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health

2017 (ongoing)

The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) aims to identify cost-effective policies that improve the health of people with disabilities in Australia.

Current Projects

Creating Liveable Cities in Australia

2017 (ongoing)

Creating Liveable Cities in Australia is the first “baseline” measure of liveability in Australia’s state and territory capitals.

Current Projects

The National Liveability Study

2017 (ongoing)

This project has developed a set of liveability indicators for alcohol, food, public open space, transport, walkability, affordable housing and access to employment which are now being calculated and mapped for Australian major cities.

Current Projects

Creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods for young children and families

2017 (ongoing)

Does neighbourhood design make a difference to early childhood development (ECD)? This project connects urban design and planning disciplines with ECD to explore the impacts of where we live on young children and families.

Current Projects

Developing a Pilot Victorian Urban Liveability Index

2017 (ongoing)

Researchers are developing a composite indicator of urban liveability for use in policy. It has been conceptualised from a social determinants of health lens and allows for flexible assessment within and between neighbourhoods.

Current Projects

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

2018 (ongoing)

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

Enabling sustainable management of our natural resources under a changing climate

2017 (ongoing)

This project is co-producing climate change adaptation pathways plans and action in natural resource management.

Current Projects

Understanding how local and regional accessibility are associated with active travel, and related health and economic impacts

2017 (ongoing)

This project models the physical activity and health economic impacts of the ease of walking and cycling to essential destinations within neighbourhoods and commuting in Melbourne.

Current Projects

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

2016–2021

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

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

New statistical approaches for analysing foodwebs and species distributions

2016 (ongoing)

A new generation of Bayesian species distribution models will provide improved predictions of species occurrence in the landscape.

Current Projects

Evaluating environment policy that has immediate costs but long-term gains

2016 (ongoing)

Evaluating environment policy that has immediate costs but long-term gains.

Current Projects

Australian Environmental Justice: RMIT– FoE (Australia) partnership

2016 (ongoing)

Exploring and enhancing environmental justice (EJ), including contributing Australian case studies to the international EJ atlas.

Current Projects

Enhancing networks for resilience

2016 (ongoing)

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