News

New bus route improves well-being and social connection in Melbourne’s new communities

18 August 2017

Research exploring the impact of a bus route a new housing development on Melbourne’s south-east growth corridor has revealed the positive effects on community well being with the early delivery of bus services in new greenfield developments.

News

How can we make living on the edge better?

New research by RMIT urban academics calls for greater collaboration between urban planners and social workers to deal with new and emerging forms of poverty and spatial disadvantages affecting Australians.

Media

Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community

19 May 2016

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.

News

Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.

Blog

Build in good services from day one for healthier communities: lessons from Selandra Rise

09 May 2016

Building new residential communities is no mean feat. Building healthy new communities is an even greater challenge.