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.

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Adaptation for Recovery for East Gippsland Shire Council

2016–2017

The project aims to deliver both immediately tangible outputs for the affected communities, as well as longer-term, less easily quantifiable outcomes that will likely contribute to the communities’ overall resilience.

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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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

Exploring the socio-institutional dimensions of transformative adaptation

2016

This project aims to better understand drivers and limitations of ‘new forms of governance and practice’ in different policy sectors, and the implications of these insights for theories of adaptation and learning in public policy.

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Lifetime Affordable and Tenable City Housing

2014–2016

Research into homebuyer decision making and lived experience of households.

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Collaborative stewardship of natural resources under a changing climate

2015

An exploration of a pathways approach planning for climate change adaptation of natural resources in the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment.

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Sustainable, biodiverse mid-rise development for Fishermans Bend

2015

Creating sustainable cities that are good for people and good for nature.

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Opportunity Spaces – Schools as Community Hubs

2015

This project looks at renewed interest in developing schools as community hubs, analysing policy and practical dimensions of opening up schools for wider community use.

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Planning for Co-Existence? Recognising Indigenous rights in planning

2015

This project looked at what happens when demands for recognition of Indigenous rights meet planning systems in Canada and Australia.

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Public Transport Accessibility in the City of Port Phillip

2015

Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS)

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Selandra Rise: Researching planning for health and wellbeing

2015

This project explored how the planning and design of a new residential community can influence the health and wellbeing of future residents.

Past Projects

Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP)

2015

SCARP was collaboration between eight natural resource management (NRM) organisations and several interdisciplinary scientists that supported development of NRM climate change plans.

Past Projects

Where do the Children Play? Facilities and Venues for Community Playgroups

2015

This project analyses trends in the provision and management of community facilities impacting on the organisation of community playgroups in Australia.

Past Projects

Housing markets, economic productivity, and risk: international evidence and policy implications for Australia

2014–2015

This paper proposes a policy-relevant definition of housing market efficiency and a set of indicators for measuring the responsiveness of housing supply.

Past Projects

Disconnections case studies, Consumer Action Law Centre

2015

The Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change research team to interview householders who have been disconnected from their energy supply.