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Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

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MSSI

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Blog post

25 Jul 2017

The towers crowding out the centre of Australian cities are a symptom of failed governance and planning, and it’s threatening any transition to ecocities

To understand the major barrier to making our cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly places, just stand in the centre of...

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Briefing paper

08 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.

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With Brazil struggling to revive its stagnant economy,...

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Video lecture/presentation

30 Mar 2017

The closure of the Hazelwood power station is scheduled for 31st March 2017. It has delivered cheap electricity to the National Electricity Market (NEM) for decades but contributed substantially to Australia’s emissions. The community of Morwell and the surrounding LaTrobe Valley has relied on...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

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It’s cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough, a new cost-benefit analysis has found.

The analysis found governments and society benefit more than they spend by providing last resort housing to...

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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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Working paper

15 Feb 2017

It is nearly 30 years since the wave of neoliberalism swept through the government institutions that had managed Victoria’s public utilities with varying degrees of success over many decades. The privatisation of Melbourne’s train and tram systems, begun in 1999, is currently unique within...

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Discussion paper

17 Nov 2016

There are many conversations about cities being undertaken at present, reflecting the recognition that cities are important for our social, environmental and economic future. However, the topics largely remain fragmented, often failing to address inter-related issues. This Issues Paper argues...

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Research report

06 Oct 2015

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This briefing paper compares what the Australian government is doing on climate change with the countries most relevant and important to Australia: allies and trading partners.

The paper looks at China, the UK, South Korea, and the US. Examining...

Research report

28 Apr 2015

Introduction

The assumption that academic research will organically find its way to those with the power to act on it is false. Some may conceive of academia as the creator of the country’s best knowledge, knowledge which automatically permeates – and is respected by –...

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Transcript

26 Aug 2014

This lecture explores China's new model of growth and the way it is affecting the chances of avoiding human-induced climate change.

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China's rapid energy-intensive growth in the first eleven years of this century accelerated the world's rush towards...

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