18 October 2017
We know what makes for healthy and liveable communities, which in turn produces massive payoffs. But we often lack comprehensive policies and frameworks to deliver on the promise.
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.
Public transport is a marker of a city’s liveability and an important social determinant of health.
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.
29 June 2017
Melburnians have been talking about a train to Tullamarine Airport since well before it opened. Now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made clear his enthusiasm for an airport rail line, with or without state government support.
04 April 2017
This is the third article in our series Making Cities Work. It considers the problems of providing critical infrastructure and how we might produce the innovations and reforms needed to meet 21st-century needs and challenges.
04 October 2016
There has been no shortage of ideas about how to spend the A$9.7 billion the Victorian government will receive from selling a 50-year lease for the Port of Melbourne.
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.
19 September 2016
Director of the RMIT Centre for Urban Research Professor Jago Dodson is available to talk about the State Government’s proposal to spend the proceeds of the $9.7 billion deal to lease the Port of Melbourne.
08 August 2016
The Victorian State Government has committed to a number of major infrastructure projects for the state, but what’s the plan for Melbourne transport and how do these projects fit in?
11 July 2016
The Conversation’s experts respond to what the Coalition’s agenda will mean for key policy areas.
09 May 2016
Connectivity to public transport with job prospects close by is integral to improving the health and wellbeing of residents in developing fringe growth areas, according to new research.
Providing good public transport links with job opportunities near affordable housing is crucial to improving the health and wellbeing of residential communities in outer suburban growth areas, according to new research.
05 May 2016
This is an uninspiring budget for urban infrastructure.
20 April 2016
In providing for the well-being of the next three million urban Australians, we need to take unvarnished stock of our situation.
11 March 2016
Level crossing removals should be part of a total picture for an effective transport system and “skytrains” are the best way to do this, according to RMIT and Melbourne University researchers.
23 February 2016
Tensions are rising in Melbourne over plans to use elevated rail to remove suburban level crossings.