05 February 2020
A groundbreaking new digital platform is set to transform how we map liveability in major cities across the country, in an Australian first.
20 June 2019
Can video games like SimCity help smart city design? Dr Claire Boulange explains how planning can be playful to build healthy liveable cities for all.
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.
11 February 2019
More people living in Melbourne means more trips across our transport network. RMIT experts share their views on how to plan for this pressure and keep our city moving.
06 February 2019
As house prices subside from recent record highs, Australians are struggling to obtain the housing they need to be as healthy, well and secure as they could be yet many Australians have no home at all.
27 March 2018
RMIT University infrastructure expert Dr Ian Woodcock says the Victorian projects in Infrastructure Australia’s 2018 priority list will “lock Melburnians into increasingly toll-paying car dependence”.
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.
27 June 2016
Are humans now an “urban species”? Do we now live in an “Urban Age”?
24 May 2016
The federal government’s Smart Cities Plan is framed around the “30-minute city”. In this city, journeys will take no more than half an hour, regardless of your location.
09 May 2016
Building new residential communities is no mean feat. Building healthy new communities is an even greater challenge.
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.
09 March 2015
Research into the way cities do – or do not – work can make a critical contribution to urban policy and practice.