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)

2016–2019

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.