22 April 2022
Professor Billie Giles-Corti was a “lone wolf”, she says, when she started her research career. In 2022, the time has come for public discourse about the direct links between city planning and health. She is part of a global network making the connections between liveability and health outcomes.
21 April 2021
RMIT researchers and the Victorian Department of Transport launch a new digital tool to measure the health impacts of replacing car trips with walking and cycling trips for Melburnians.
16 April 2021
From urban wellbeing and public health to urban planning and housing, RMIT researchers are helping to build age-friendly cities across Europe and Australia.
19 November 2020
Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti has been awarded the 2020 Sir James Barrett Memorial Medal for her outstanding contributions to developing healthy, sustainable and liveable communities.
29 October 2020
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed issues and inequities across society. How we plan for ageing populations and older people is one critical issue that has been neglected for decades.
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?