31 July 2020
With its high population density and compact built environment, the Catalan capital is employing nature-based solutions to tackle typical urban challenges and improve the life of its inhabitants.
16 July 2020
COVID19 is tragic for individuals, families, communities and the economy in Melbourne and across the globe yet provides an opportunity to stop and think about the implications for our cities.
06 July 2020
As families embrace the joys of walking and cycling in their neighbourhoods, how can we use the shake-up from coronavirus as an opportunity to keep this going for our own and our children’s health?
26 May 2020
A new project brings together Australian and UK urban experts to virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning in creating healthier and sustainable cities across both countries.
30 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically shifted our lives and the ways we move about our cities.
21 April 2020
We are witnessing changes in the ways we use our cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The liveability of our local neighbourhoods has never been more important.
20 March 2020
The RMIT Centre for Urban Research is delighted to announce the appointment of urban health expert Associate Professor Hannah Badland to the role of Deputy Director.
16 March 2020
The way our growing cities are planned and built is becoming ever more important in building healthy, liveable and sustainable communities.
16 March 2020
Victoria is home to Australia's most liveable regional cities – Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong – according to new research that for the first time maps health and liveability across the country’s 21 largest cities.
05 February 2020
A groundbreaking new digital platform is set to transform how we map liveability in major cities across the country, in an Australian first.
19 August 2019
What can Melbourne and Bangkok learn from each other to improve liveability and wellbeing for their residents?
14 August 2019, 4:30PM-7:00PM
How can we deliver improved health outcomes through best practice urban planning processes and policies?
20 June 2019
Can video games like SimCity help smart city design? Dr Claire Boulange explains how planning can be playful to build healthy liveable cities for all.
28 May 2019
More than 75% of the population of Australia’s largest cities continue to live in suburbs. The implications include reduced opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, access to public transport & high motor vehicle dependency.
17 May 2019
Pioneering RMIT research that delivered the first true measurement of liveability in Australia’s capital cities has been recognised with a top planning award.
10 May 2019
Creating ‘liveable’ urban environments is seen as an important way of improving the health and wellbeing of the residents in our towns and cities.
29 April 2019
Train station precincts with more shops and apartment blocks are key to getting residents walking, a new report has found, with stations in Melbourne’s north and south-east ripe for redevelopment.
05 March 2019
As Melbourne grows, we need to better plan how we build healthy, equitable and liveable cities. Here four RMIT researchers talk about how their work is helping deliver better cities.