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

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

Past Projects

Heatwaves, Homes & Health

2017

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

Past Projects

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

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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.

Past Projects

Enabling east Gippsland Councils to Integrate Climate Risk and Adaptation in Local & Regional Strategies

2016–2017

Developing a regional framework to consider climate change impacts and adaptation options across six regional local governments, led by East Gippsland Shire Council.

Past Projects

Enhancing networks for resilience

2016–2017

Developing an understanding of how social networks influence social resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

Past Projects

Building resilience through translocality

2014–2017

Exploring translocality as a different perspective of the climate change-migration nexus.

Past Projects

The impacts of internationalising universities on urban transformation

2016

This research outlines the development of university towns in China, using a case study of the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Suzhou in China.

Past Projects

What can Geelong learn from international second cities?

2016

This project investigates the success of second cities overseas outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.

Past Projects

Practicing Safe Public Wi-Fi: Assessing and Managing Data and Security Risks

2015–2016

This project will produce the first Australian analysis of public Wi-Fi use, and the security and legal risks associated with the use patterns of public networks.

Past Projects

Transforming public housing in a federal context

2015–2016

This research examines the transformation of public housing in four federal states: Austria, Germany, Canada and the USA and finds Austria to be a leading example of a sustainable affordable housing industry.

Past Projects

An Investigation into the Drivers of Housing Supply Responsiveness in Australia

2015–2016

This project estimates and maps the price elasticity of housing supply at a local government area level, providing insights into how various factors affect the speed of housing supply responsiveness to market pressures in Australia.

Past Projects

The Benefits of a Walk in the Park: eye-tracking participant views of films of parks

2014–2016

What do office workers in Melbourne look at when going for a walk in the park? This study examines the differences in what men, women and people with different levels of nature appreciation look at in films of walks through Melbourne’s parks.

Past Projects

The Benefits of Elevated Rail: Lessons from the graduate design studio “Rail UP!”

2015–2016

The Victorian state government has committed to removing 50 level crossings in two terms of office: a faster rate of removal than in any other period in the history of railways in Melbourne.

Past Projects

Analysing the Social and Economic Value of Community Playgroups

2015–2016

Community playgroups (CPs) are unique in Australia’s early years education and care environment. This project fills knowledge and policy gaps by appraising the social and economic value of CPs.

Past Projects

Melbourne at 8 Million: Matching Land Supply to Dwelling Demand

2015–2016

This project investigated available land supply for residential development in Melbourne to test the city’s capacity to cater for a projected population of 8 million by 2050.