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Asthma sufferers frequently exposed to heavy traffic pollution or smoke from wood fire heaters, experienced a significant worsening of symptoms, a new University of Melbourne led study has found.

A new project that will help urban planners and decision makers to shape transport, health policy, housing and employment to improve the liveability of Melbourne was launched at the University of Melbourne.  


A submission by University of Melbourne graduate students to the Flinders Street Station Design Competition has been named the People’s Choice Award winner.

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded $14.1 million to assist with a range of projects in collaboration with industry partners. These range from next generation technologies to monitor microorganisms in Melbourne’s water catchments, developing interventions for family violence and improving cochlear implants.

A University of Melbourne project is addressing problems found in cities around the world through a design program which concentrates on the idea that sustainability requires social change as much as technological change. 

Residents of new housing developments increased their exercise and their wellbeing when they had more access to shops and parks, a new University of Melbourne study reveals. 

There is a fundamental crisis in planning in Victoria, University of Melbourne planning expert Dr Alan March writes in his new book, The Democratic Plan: Analysis and Diagnosis.

Australia can forget compact, productive, equitable and fair cities until the Commonwealth fixes the major incentives given to households to divert savings into owner occupied housing, the University of Melbourne’s Chair of Urban Planning Professor Richard Tomlinson has warned.  

A University of Melbourne exhibition will celebrate 20 years of architecture in the city.