Past Projects

Research and Advice on Sector-Based and Cross-Sector Climate Change Adaptation

2018–2019

The Victorian Government Climate Change Act 2017 has identified seven sectors (or ‘systems’) that are impacted by or have an important influence on the State’s capacity to adapt to climate change.

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State-wide strategic framework to support Victoria’s regions to adapt to climate change

2018–2019

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) sought independent expert advice to co-design a long-term state-wide strategic framework to support Victoria’s regions to adapt to climate change.

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Climate Adaptation Australia

2017–2019

The project investigates the framings and practices of local governments, community groups and NGOs as they seek to create local adaptation strategies.

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The Adani Controversy: Contesting coal and climate change through scale

2017–2019

We conducted an intensive analysis of over 3000 news media reports, complemented by interviews with key stakeholders from the environmental movement, to explore representations of the Adani controversy

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Embedding sustainability in food practices: Investigating spaces of food provisioning and consumption for students at RMIT city campus

2016–2019

As large scale participants in food provisioning and consumption practices, academic institutions like universities have a crucial part to play in food sustainability transitions

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The Work / Life Ecologies Project

2017–2019

The Work / Life Ecologies Project aims to understand staff and students’ broader lifestyles as part of a work-life ecology, occurring across a range of spaces, both physical and virtual.

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Understanding diversity in electricity customers

2018–2019

Ethnographic household research to inform future electricity pricing strategies an infrastructure planning in Victoria.

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Persistent Energy Hardship

2018–2019

Understanding prevalence and demography of long-term energy hardship via analysis of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics longitudinal dataset.

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Electricity relationships and strategies for the Future Grid

2018–2019

Qualitative household and industry research focusing on demand management and new energy technologies to inform the design and delivery of Australia’s ‘Future Grid’.

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Willum Warrain Gathering Place: Connecting Country, culture and community

2018–2019

The Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place offers a space, in Hastings, south-east of Melbourne, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can come together to explore their goals, ideas and identity.

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Understanding the assumptions and impacts of the Victorian Public Housing Renewal Program

2018–2019

This research project aimed to evaluate the claims of the PHRP and its underlying model in order to establish an accurate evidence base and assess the anticipated impact of the model on public housing residents in Melbourne.

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Living liveable: The lived experiences of life on the urban fringe

2019

“Living Liveable”, is a short documentary film showcasing the lived experiences of residents in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.

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Networks and Space: Autonomous Vehicles in Suburban Melbourne Design-Research Studio

2017–2018

Assessing the spatial implications of Autonomous Vehicles as feeders to railway stations in suburban Melbourne

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Western Suburbs Transport Studio (2017)

2017–2018

What’s best for the west? Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 and alternative transport futures for Melbourne’s western suburbs.

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Contextualising liveability within a low to middle income country’s city

2017–2018

RMIT urban health experts will help Bangkok city planners tackle liveability challenges facing their city.

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Automating the smart home

2015–2018

This project will be the first Australian investigation of how automated technologies are being incorporated into household practices, and the expectations they promote, sustain and transform.

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Making Connections: Housing, Productivity and Economic Development

2016–2018

This study considers the national scale but then focuses on local approaches, reviewing plans and interviewing officials in 13 agencies, to assess how housing are meshed with economic development in strategy formation and monitoring.

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New statistical approaches for analysing foodwebs and species distributions

2016–2018

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

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NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities

2017–2018

The Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities investigates cost-effective built environment interventions to create healthy, liveable and equitable communities in Australia

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A New Look at the Channels from Housing to Employment Decisions

2014–2018

This project broadens the research around housing and labour supply by addressing the work incentive implications of rising real house values and the fungibility of assets following mortgage innovation and deregulation.

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Collecting Institutions, cultural diversity and the making of citizenship in Australia since the 1970s

2016–2018

This project will analyse the innovative role played by the Australian collecting sector in documenting, promoting and managing cultural diversity.

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The structural drivers of homelessness in Australia 2001-2011

2016–2018

Examination of the impact of housing and labour market factors, demographics and service availability on rates of homelessness across Australia over the past decade.

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Who owns the Sustainable City?

2016–2018

Cities are central to achieving sustainability, yet urban redevelopments – often justified as sustainable – have displaced 15 million people. This research asks how we can find socially sustainable paths of urban development.

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Australian demographic trends and their implications for housing subsidies

2015–2018

Policymakers are concerned that demographic changes will threaten the viability of Australian housing subsidy arrangements.