Victoria--Melbourne

Guide

03 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia .

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Article

02 Aug 2017

The $11 billion Metro Tunnel rail link project, which will run under central Melbourne, is one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects, but there has been some unusual ground testing going on at the sites of two of the new underground stations.

University of Melbourne researchers...

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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Article

05 Jul 2017

Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the third article in The Conversation's series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate.

Australia has the highest rate...

Audio podcast

30 Jun 2017

Dr Andi Horvath meets Dr Seona Candy – an academic at Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and an expert in the importance of urban green areas. As the EcoCity World Summit comes to Melbourne, Dr Candy says our focus on building resilient, sustainable ecocities of...

Video lecture/presentation

27 Jun 2017

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Our comparative focus is four mid-tier global cities within three neo-liberal countries that rely primarily on the private sector for their housing stock: Canada, the US and Australia. All four cities – Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and...

Research report

22 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated appropriate frameworks to better understand the way in which housing policy mechanisms contribute to economic productivity and growth. It reviewed the literature, key Federal Government policy statements and reports released over...

Report

21 Jun 2017

This Boston Consulting Group report investigated Melbourne's cultural strengths – from the number of creative events and venues to the number of residents employed in the creative sector – to reveal how the city compares locally and globally. 

The report finds that Melbourne's mix of...

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Report

19 Jun 2017

Some cases I have investigated over the years seem so unlikely you could not make them up. Except, as in this case, they did.

The facts of the case are that a senior public official at the Metropolitan Fire Brigade hired her son, not declaring the relationship, having falsified his CV and...

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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...

Journal article

14 May 2017

Thunderstorms have been recognised to precipitate asthma attacks for over 30 years. Events have been reported from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Previously, the largest documented outbreak occurred in June 1994, when 640 patients presented to London emergency departments...

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Data portal

04 May 2017

Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) provides comprehensive information about land use, employment and economic activity across the City of Melbourne, making it a valuable research tool.

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Video lecture/presentation

11 Apr 2017

The Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, addressed the issue of housing affordability in a lecture hosted by AHURI at the State Library in Melbourne on Monday 10 April 2017.

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Research report

21 Mar 2017

This report has been produced by the University of Melbourne for the Australian Communities Foundation Green Cities Innovation Fund to document an international review on high-rise apartment building thermal performance and comfort in heat wave conditions. This identified four international...

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Strategy

11 Mar 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a long-term plan to accommodate Melbourne’s future growth in population and employment. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the city while tackling the...

Blog post

08 Mar 2017

This article describes preliminary research into gender and spatial inequality across Metropolitan Melbourne. A key question for city productivity is whether people are able to access job opportunities that match their skills. This research looked broadly at the occupations and income of both...

Research report

27 Feb 2017

This report presents findings from an analysis of the scale and scope of the sharing economy in Melbourne. The central aim of this report is to outline the breadth of the sharing economy in Melbourne, and to identify future directions for further investigation. The new services that form the...

Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment...

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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Website

10 Feb 2017

These maps draw on data from the Riderlog application. They are organised to show cycling activity in Melbourne organised by time, gender, age, duration, purpose and origin.