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Indonesia isn’t the only country planning new cities. Why not Australia?

02 May 2019

The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.

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How could degrowth tackle environmental issues and social inequities?

18 February 2019

Successful economies are characterised by growth, so how can “degrowth” in our cities and housing possibly be good for us? Urban academic Anitra Nelson explains.

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Implementing sustainability in the built environment

09 August 2018

Why we should be challenging the status quo to increase the role and effectiveness of the building and planning system in delivering sustainable cities

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Sharing economy sounds caring, but let’s put it to the ethical city test

10 November 2017

More than ever, cities face multiple crises posing paradoxical opportunities. Key challenges for cities in the urban century are climate change, inequality and governance.

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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.

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Poor policies block green housing goals: study

21 September 2017

Australian states are failing to deliver sustainable housing because of poor building and land-use planning policies, and a lack of enforceable standards, according to a new RMIT University report

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Low-energy homes don’t just save money, they improve lives

21 July 2017

Household energy use is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. International policy is firmly moving towards technology-rich, low- and near-zero-energy homes.

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No dress rehearsal: why we must act now to save our cities

30 May 2017

Billie Giles-Corti knows what makes cities liveable. And she says we need to work together to design better urban spaces for everyone.

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What can the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals do for cities?

19 April 2017

Our cities are increasingly beset by a lack of affordable housing, inequality, lagging infrastructure – the list goes on.

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RMIT students represent Australia at UN urban development conference

04 November 2016

Two RMIT students have travelled to Ecuador as Australian delegates to the United Nations Housing and Sustainable Urban Development conference, after receiving prestigious Global Voices scholarships.

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Green homes offer financial relief for vulnerable families: study

24 August 2016

New research by RMIT urban experts on low-carbon housing in Horsham has found that households could be better off by A$1,000 per year and boost their health and living conditions.

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New book explores the rise of green spirited citizenship

21 June 2016

A new book edited and authored by RMIT urban experts examines the rise of the “sustainability citizens” movement and how it’s inspiring a new perception of citizenship for the better.