Fact sheet

Fact Check: How many people in the world watch the Australian Formula One Grand Prix?

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine claims 450 million people around the world watch the Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Conference paper

Cities as forerunners: local climate governance and the carbon neutral city

This paper explores how knowledge of global climate change is re-scaled to local levels through city making discourses and practices such as municipal carbon accounting, and conversely how local experiments in low carbon transitions are framed as mobile and replicable solutions to a suite of...
Conference paper

Affordability and availability in Melbourne’s self-organizing student housing markets

The State of Victoria houses over 200,000 international students. Inadequate or unaffordable housing can adversely impact the academic success and personal well-being of these students, making their housing an important issue for both education and urban policy.
Report

Walking and transport in Melbourne suburbs

This report looks at how people travel around Melbourne, with a particular focus on the role of walking and access to suburban shopping centres. It includes analysis of Melbourne household travel data captured through the Victorian Integrated Survey of Travel and Activity (VISTA).
Report

Right time, right place, right price: a practical plan for congestion charging in Sydney and Melbourne

Last week’s Grattan report, Why it’s time for congestion charging, argued that congestion charging is the most effective way to make Australia’s capital cities work better. This new report lays out a detailed, feasible, and fair congestion-charging scheme for Australia’s two biggest cities.
Strategy

Stony Creek rehabilitation plan 2019 – 2029

This plan aims to restore, enhance and protect the condition of Stony Creek and its surrounding environment into the future.
Report

Renewable energy retrofitting and energy poverty in low-income households: final report

This small, but in-depth study, followed the installation of solar PV in low-income households living in community rental housing in Melbourne's western suburbs. The research makes a valuable contribution to informing the development of effective mechanisms for delivery of affordable energy and alleviating energy poverty.
Strategy

Waste and resource recovery strategy 2030

The overall goal of this strategy is for a cost-effective and environmentally responsive waste and resource recovery system. The strategy is based on the principles of the circular economy and waste hierarchy.
Report

Handbook for grassroots organisations helping people experiencing homelessness

This handbook is a framework for grassroots organisations to implement best practice approaches on standards, mandatory reporting, emergency and risk management planning and referral pathways to homelessness support agencies.
Report

Healthy and sustainable cities: issues and opportunities in Melbourne’s knowledge system to transition to a healthy and sustainable city

This report is to inform the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) on potential future themes and activities to support Melbourne transitioning toward a more sustainable and healthier city.