News

New study probes links between apartment design and mental health

02 July 2018

Researchers are investigating how to improve apartment design policy to enhance the mental health of residents.

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New research puts the brakes on city car parking glut

22 June 2018

New research by an RMIT urban academic has revealed that up to 40 per cent of apartment parking in central areas of Melbourne are going unused.

Blog

Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable

05 May 2017

Cities are home to more than just people. We also need to accommodate the critters and plants who live in them.

Blog

Making the case for evidence-based apartment design guidelines

13 February 2017

Financial motivators from both the supply and demand side of the housing market have increased pressure on apartments to be spatially efficient - that is, smaller.

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Urban researchers nominated for Banksia Sustainability Award

15 November 2016

Research on biodiversity conservation in cities by two urban researchers has been recognised by the Banksia Foundation for its excellence in sustainability practice.

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Cities in the sky: how do we decide where this urban journey is taking us?

02 October 2016

We shape the city and it shapes us. The idea of “the city” looms large. There are, it seems, no limits to the prospects and possibilities of technology and human entrepreneurship.