Past Projects

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’.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

Investigating Phase 1 of the Resilient Melbourne project

2016–2018

An exploration of the early stages of the roll-out of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities project in Melbourne showed that it has generated considerable enthusiasm.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

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.

Past Projects

Questioning the role of market-based instruments for conservation on private land

2018

This project explores the tensions, assumptions and challenges of private land conservation in the context of neoliberal environmental governance.

Past Projects

Enhancing Networks for Resilience Stage Two

2017–2018

This project investigates the role that the Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership could play in supporting learning and networking for disaster preparedness.

Past Projects

Seeing the good from trees: remotely sensing the urban forest

2015–2017

We are trying to understand how to efficiently measure the benefits of the urban forest in Australian cities.

Past Projects

The Little Things that Run the City

2015–2017

How do Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and promote ecosystem health?

Past Projects

Social innovation for local climate adaptability

2015–2017

This research critically investigates tensions and potentialities between risk-based assessments by local governance agencies and innovations by local groups and NGOs.

Past Projects

Public Wi-Fi as Urban Infrastructure – the Australian Case

2015–2017

This project is researching the current surge in government, market and community investment in public Wi-Fi in Australia.

Past Projects

Changing Children’s Chances

2017

Bringing together leading national and international child equity researchers to identify potential ways to reduce early developmental inequities in Australian children.

Past Projects

Buildings and precincts adapted for future climate change

2016–2017

User perspectives in purpose built low energy housing