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Centre for Urban Research (RMIT)


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Research report

16 Oct 2017

This current case study report forms part of a Melbourne Water funded RMIT University research project which investigates the role of the water sector in urban liveability, greening and cooling. Greening the West provides an interesting case study on this topic due to the...

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The co-benefits of urban liveability for the economy, social inclusion, environmental and social sustainability, and public health are now well recognised by all levels of government in Australia and internationally. Liveable communities are safe, socially cohesive and inclusive, and...

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Research report

21 Sep 2017

This report presents the outcomes of a pilot study exploring how the building and planning system is delivering a sustainable built environment in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Communities Foundation through the Green Cities Innovation fund and undertaken by a team of...

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Research report

15 Aug 2017

Enabling or ‘set-and-forget’ technologies, such as smart home control devices, are increasingly being advocated by the energy industry, policy makers and researchers as a way to complement and improve residential demand response. While Australia has pioneered trials of enabling technologies,...

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Research report

13 Jul 2017

Ensuring critical fire safety and preparedness information is disseminated to those most vulnerable to bushfire is a high priority for Victorian Emergency Services. Reaching those most at risk in bushfire prone communities relies heavily on an intricate understanding of the communities...

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Briefing paper

15 Jun 2017

In the context of energy reforms to address peak electricity demand in Australia, this briefing paper provides a critical review of cost-reflective electricity pricing policy and the potential impacts of heatwaves and other extreme heat events in vulnerable households.

It constitutes the...

Research report

15 Apr 2017

Australian households have faced sharp increases in energy prices over the past decade. Household water bills have also increased. Higher numbers of households are experiencing electricity and/or gas disconnections due to non-payment of bills and joining energy retailer hardship programs to...

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Blog post

22 Jan 2017

Homelessness continues to be a feature of wealthy nations, and most recently, has dominated Victorian front page news, as the figures of people sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne rise.

In order to develop effective policies to prevent or alleviate homelessness it’s important to...

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Research report

17 Jan 2017

This content analysis of smart home control marketing materials indicates that the promoted benefits of these devices are not strongly aligned with energy policy objectives. Only one of 11 themes identified relates to energy and cost savings. Further, load shifting was not mentioned or promoted...

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Evaluation

15 Jan 2017

East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) is frequently exposed to, and has experienced numerous natural hazard related disasters in the past. After the significant 2014 bushfires in the municipality, EGSC implemented a new approach to disaster recovery. The Adaptation for Recovery project (the...

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