Organisation

Centre for Urban Research (RMIT)

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Research report

Report for Victorian Council of Social Service
15 Apr 2017

VCOSS engaged the Centre for Urban Research’s Beyond Behaviour Change (BBC) team at RMIT University to interview households who may be experiencing detrimental impacts from energy and water bills despite remaining connected to supply. This report presents ten case studies describing participants' experiences of energy...

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...

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...

Evaluation

15 Jan 2017

After significant bushfires, East Gippsland Shire Council implemented a new approach to disaster recovery using an "asset based community development" approach. This report provides an evaluation of the Project, presenting key findings and recommendations to inform implementation of similar models in future fire affected communities....

Research report

21 Dec 2016

Public wi-fi is becoming a key part of Australia’s communication system. However, the convenience and accessibility that make public wi-fi so popular also make it vulnerable to malevolent or illegal activities, particularly targeted at intercepting sensitive or valuable personal information.

Despite its popularity, we...

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Research report

23 Nov 2016

This report draws on the experiences of comparable cities in Europe and the United States of America to guide the transformation of the Geelong economy. While focusing on Geelong, the project underscores the need for greater policy and planning attention to be given to second...

Commentary

Article

5 Oct 2016

The return of land to Indigenous custodians in Australia over the past 20 years is a dramatic shift in Australian land tenure and management. Yet this revolution has, as yet, barely touched urban Australia.

Public and policy discussion about the future of urban Australia...

Commentary

Article

4 Oct 2016

Victoria's 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is not, and was never intended to be, an integrated land use and transport strategy. Instead it lists a pipeline of projects to meet Victoria’s short-, medium- and long-term infrastructure needs and priorities. It also calls for a congestion tax to...

Research report

31 Jul 2016

This report has been prepared by a team of transport and planning experts at the Rail Futures Institute. It provides a blueprint for the next thirty years of regional rail development in Victoria, to support projected population growth. Our contention is that the challenges of...

Research report

9 May 2016

Selandra Rise is a new housing development located in Melbourne’s south-east growth corridor, where residents have bought land and built new houses over a period of several years. This research project aimed to discover how design and planning of a new residential community could improve...

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