This is a series of online talks hosted by the People and Environment Program, on the broad theme of people-environment relations.
05 March 2020
As our cities evolve, so too should our approach to building and planning our urban habitats. Here, six RMIT urban researchers share how their work is shaping how we live in our cities and with nature.
19 February 2020, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Join RMIT lecturers and researchers to discuss how we can shape the future of our cities
12 December 2019
December 12 2019 marks 50 years since the landmark 1969 Transportation Plan. Here, we take a look back on the plan that brought Melbourne its network of freeways and roads, and how its legacy stacks up in 2019.
11 December 2019
Like the modernist plans of its time, the 1969 Melbourne Metropolitan Transportation Plan was bold in ambition. Major motorways have been built across the city as a result of the plan.
25 August 2016
Sustainable housing can also have important benefits for some of the most vulnerable members of our community, as the report released this week shows.
22 August 2016
Does a walk in the park during your lunch break make you feel relaxed? Does lush greenery or a glint of sunlight on running water catch your eye and allow you to stare and rest your brain?
01 August 2016
Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and income.
27 June 2016
Are humans now an “urban species”? Do we now live in an “Urban Age”?
20 June 2016
A major campaign, “Cool Japan”, is underway to promote the nation as a “cultural superpower”. As part of a resurgence of interest in the Edo era (the name for Tokyo between 1603-1868), we want to suggest that “Edo Japan is Cool!”
15 June 2016
We have to move the housing conversation beyond a game of political football about negative-gearing winners and losers. Australia needs a bipartisan, long-term, housing policy.
02 June 2016
The selection of Melbourne to participate in the international 100 Resilient Cities program sponsored by the New York-based Rockefeller Foundation generated a mix of hopes, expectations and concerns.
24 May 2016
The federal government’s Smart Cities Plan is framed around the “30-minute city”. In this city, journeys will take no more than half an hour, regardless of your location.
05 May 2016
This is an uninspiring budget for urban infrastructure.
20 April 2016
In providing for the well-being of the next three million urban Australians, we need to take unvarnished stock of our situation.
14 April 2016
Greater recognition of the benefits of urban forests is focusing efforts from all levels of government to defend and improve them.
16 March 2016
Significant urban policy and planning efforts have been directed at the problem of rising heat in cities.
07 March 2016
Since 1965 the per-capita annual consumption of chicken meat in Australia has increased ten-fold from 4.6 kilograms per person in 1965 to 44.6 kilograms in 2012.
04 March 2016
Melbourne’s population is expected to almost double by mid-century, overtaking Sydney as Australia’s biggest city.