Houses built in bushfire hotspots that met current Wildfire Management Overlay (WMO) standards were three times more likely to survive the Black Saturday fire conditions, according to a new University study.
Leading construction expert Professor Paolo Tombesi will examine the dynamics of technical progress in construction, and consider the steering role public planning can play in a public lecture at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday.
The fallout from the recent Samoan tsunami and earthquake in Sumatra provides a good chance for aid agencies to consider how effective reconstruction architecture from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been, according to Dr David O’Brien.
With growing concern about violence and insecurity in homes and public spaces, improved local government based violence prevention plans are more in need than ever before, according to the final results from a new University of Melbourne study.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.