This study looks at how short-term letting (STL) platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and Booking.com are reshaping housing opportunity in private markets. It analyses Airbnb listing data from Sydney and Melbourne to reveal insights into the extent STL is contributing to housing affordability issues and to...
Humanitarianism is changing with the digital age and with new modes of networked communication and interaction. The research presented in this report offers new insights into the way people engage with humanitarian activities in their local contexts and everyday lives.
This report summarises the Monash University research outcomes for Project B2.2/2.3—Protection and restoration of urban freshwater ecosystems: informing management and planning.
Nitrogen management is imperative. Synthetically derived nitrogen and an increase in impervious surfaces have rapidly increased the amount of nitrogen in rivers and...
This new, creative strategy takes a 10-year view on how the City of Melbourne can integrate creativity into everything we do – not as an add-on, but planned from the start of a project, development or activity.
Improving the health of a high ecological value waterway with stormwater disconnection.
Dobsons Creek has the highest ecological value of any waterway within the Knox City Council area, and is one of the highest value waterways in the wider Dandenong Creek catchment. In 2010,...
Local planning policy can advance requirements for local development.
The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee...
A design that showcases the potential of disused infrastructure in providing community open space with an integrated stormwater design.
Greening the Pipeline is the transformation of a heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer reserve into a 27km linear park in Melbourne’s west. The project is...
This week’s launch of Melbourne’s first zero energy display home, initially developed for a CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) research program, was part of a $2.18 million energy-efficiency housing pilot program announcement for Victoria.
The Zero Energy Home (ZEH) which was built by...
Urban stakeholders have a key role as end-users in the transition to a renewable and more resilient energy system. The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) is an innovative procurement model through which urban stakeholders across sectors are procuring renewable electricity in collaboration. Expansion of group...
In the new millennium, cities have become an emerging force among new forms of subnational climate governance. Of interest is how cities act unilaterally and directly in this new climate politics via the provision of relevant tools. Since metropolitan planning strategies have been considered as...
The Environmental Insights Explorer analyzes Google Maps data to provide rich insights into the vital signs of our planet. These insights can be used to create carbon baselines and accelerate climate action plans.
Beta version available September 2018
House prices are higher in Sydney and Melbourne than in almost all other developed-nation cities, with the result that most young households cannot afford to buy a detached house. Why? This research examines some possible answers.
The intent of the graphic format of this document is to make the policy clearer and more accessible to a diverse audience, including the community, designers, planners, and developers.
Melbourne is a highly creative city that recognises the role creativity plays in expressing our identity, creating a sense of belonging and transforming our economy. The expiry of the city's Arts Strategy 2014–17 provides a fresh opportunity to take a new look at creativity, bearing...
This discussion paper is to inform a new City of Melbourne Transport Strategy to 2050. A draft strategy will be released for consultation in 2018.
There are currently many families with young children living in inner city Melbourne, in high density apartment buildings designed for singles or couples without children, which has significant implications for children’s health and development. This literature review formed part of a wider research project with...
Tram patronage in Melbourne has risen to over 200 million passengers annually, its highest since the peaks of the 1950s. Trams in Melbourne continue to be among the world’s slowest due to traffic congestion, with many routes operating at or above capacity in peak periods....
Thermally uncomfortable outdoor environments can significantly affect liveability of cities. Australia is likely to experience between 0.6 °C and 3.8 °C increase in temperature by the end of the 21st century. In warmer climates, increased demand for indoor air-conditioning results in higher energy demand and...
There is a need to re-examine car parking policies in Australian cities as the allocation of excessive or inappropriate forms of parking comes with significant opportunity costs. This includes inhibiting priority of active and sustainable transport modes and implementation of equitable spatial, housing and community...
This paper examines the outcomes and impact of the ‘Free to Be’ project piloted in Melbourne by the children’s charity Plan International Australia. The project – consisting of a mapping tool initially co-designed with young women – uses locative geo-locative technology to allow women and...