Past 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Past 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.

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How Well Are We Adapting

2017–2021

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

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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.

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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.

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HEET: Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions

2018–2021

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Evaluation of the Hot Spots initiative: local responses to heatwave health impacts

2019–2020

Evaluation of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation (LMCF) Hotspots Initiative: place-based cross-sector collaborations.

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Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Roles and Responsibilities under Victorian legislation: Guidance for local government decision-makers

2019–2020

The purpose of the project was to inform local governments on their legal roles and responsibilities under Victorian legislation for climate change adaptation.

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Climate change adaptation planning in Victoria’s Water Sector

2020

Scenario use and principles for embedding climate change into decision-making.

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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.

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NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities

2017–2020

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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Climate Resilient Service Delivery

2020

Climate Resilient Service Delivery aims to explore the use of scenarios planning as a tool for climate change adaptation decision making, with a particular emphasis on the local provision of community services to heat vulnerable populations.

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Tarnagulla Community Resilience Action Plan

2018–2020

This project aims to develop a Resilience Action Plan with and for the Tarnagulla community.

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Innovative responses to urban transportation: current practice in Australian cities

2019–2020

This project investigates drivers and processes of change within Australian metropolitan transport systems to identify future options and directions for policy development.

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Policy@RMIT

2017–2020

Policy@RMIT (P@R) aims to study and enable collaborations between researchers and policy practitioners in co-producing research that supports evidence-informed policy in addressing major policy and societal issues.

Past Projects

Reducing climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions by transforming human biosolids into biochar

2018–2020

We are working with RMIT scientists and engineers to help water utilities, the Environment Protection Authority and the Victorian Government reduce climate change risks and produce new resources.

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.