Current Projects

Policy@RMIT

2017–2020

Policy@RMIT (P@R) aims to study and enable collaborations between researchers and policy practitioners in co-producing research that supports evidence-informed policy in addressing major policy and societal issues.

Blog

Assessing the evolution of Victoria’s environment portfolio

20 March 2019

A new report by Dr Brian Coffey contributes to a better understanding of Victoria’s environment portfolio, how it has evolved, and how it might be improved.

News

Buy, protect, resell: Revolving natural heritage protection?

10 August 2018

Finding ways to conserve and protect heritage assets on privately owned and managed property is an ongoing challenge for policy makers.

Blog

Sustainable cities? Australia’s building and planning rules stand in the way of getting there

27 September 2017

Australia’s building and land-use policy settings fall well short of what’s needed to make meaningful progress toward creating sustainable cities.

Blog

The Panopticons are coming! And they’ll know when we think the grass is greener

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?

Blog

Commuters help regions tap into city-driven growth

01 August 2016

Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and income.

Blog

Hot cities: the ‘smart’ response to urban heat threats

16 March 2016

Significant urban policy and planning efforts have been directed at the problem of rising heat in cities.

Blog

An environmentally just city works best for all in the end

04 March 2016

Melbourne’s population is expected to almost double by mid-century, overtaking Sydney as Australia’s biggest city.