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.
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.
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.
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.