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

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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?

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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.

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Buildings and precincts adapted for future climate change

2016–2017

User perspectives in purpose built low energy housing

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Heatwaves, Homes & Health

2017

The Heatwaves, Homes & Health project investigated the impacts of electricity pricing and energy policy on heat vulnerable households.

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Building research infrastructure for urban policy research

2016–2017

Australian Policy Online is curating an open access collection of historic urban policy resources in collaboration with University partners.

Past Projects

Balmoral Fire Connect

2016–2017

The Balmoral Fire Connect bring together leaders from community by working in partnership with Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre and CFA to track the flow of information and the changed practice in the community.

Past Projects

Inquiry into Housing Policies, Labour Force Participation and Economic Growth

2015–2017

This inquiry will develop coherent conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence to guide housing policy reforms that promote Australia’s economic development

Past Projects

Hidden energy poverty: Case studies research project

2016–2017

Investigating energy and water under-use by households in order to afford utility bill payments which may have adverse effects on health and quality of life.

Past Projects

Implementing Sustainability in the Built Environment

2016–2017

An analysis of the role and effectiveness of the building and planning system in delivering sustainable cities.

Past Projects

Constructions and practices of ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable’ meat: implications for meat consumption and the treatment of animals

2014–2017

Reflecting the ethical turn in consumption, meat promoted and labeled as ethical, humane and/or sustainable has emerged as an apparent solution to increasing concerns.

Past Projects

Work/life ecologies: lifestyles, sustainability practices

2015–2017

This 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.

Past Projects

Smart Home Control: Exploring the potential for enabling technologies in households

2016–2017

RMIT researchers are trialling ‘smart’ home control devices in 46 households in Victoria and South Australia – to assess the potential of these devices to help manage home electricity consumption.