06 November 2019
Australia was already one of the most urbanised nations by the end of the 19th century. Unlike European and North American countries, Australia’s pattern of settlement did not have a neat urban hierarchy. The gap between the large and small towns was huge.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
19 April 2017
Our cities are increasingly beset by a lack of affordable housing, inequality, lagging infrastructure – the list goes on.
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.
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.
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.