07 December 2017
The West Gate Tunnel Project could worsen Melbourne’s traffic congestion, increase car dependency and should be rolled back, according to a new report from six leading planning academics.
17 October 2017
Urban greening projects in Melbourne’s west are contributing to making the region cooler, more pleasant and healthier to live in and travel through. The key to this success is the Greening the West initiative.
18 August 2017
Car parking - we all use it and expect it everywhere, but the hidden cost it has on our cities is huge.
18 August 2017
For the first time, a new study led by RMIT University and the City of Melbourne has quantified the economic and social impact of investment in the arts.
07 August 2017
In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.
20 March 2017
Dr Stephen Rowley discusses his new book 'The Victorian Planning System' – the perfect introduction to the Victorian planning systems for new planners and the wider public who need to deal with the planning system.
28 September 2016
RMIT Centre for Urban Research launches a new book, introducing interactive decision-making tool to incorporate greater accessibility for Australia’s public transport infrastructure.
22 September 2016
Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city again, but is it really? Environment and planning professor Michael Buxton explains why Melbourne is at risk of losing its liveable status.
24 August 2016
A new book by RMIT urban planning experts delves into our city’s past to present a citizen’s handbook that unlocks the potential for shaping Melbourne's future.
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?
06 June 2016
Melbourne’s new resilience project is helping local government frame conversations about resilience beyond emergency management to social and urban vulnerability, according to an RMIT study.
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.
17 May 2016
When Europeans first saw Victoria’s native grasslands in the 1830s, they were struck by the vast beauty of the landscape, as well as its productive potential.
03 March 2016
Improved public transport has long been a high priority among Victorian voters however; the recent announcement of the $1.6 billion project to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong has not been met with the expected enthusiasm.