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An international jury has deliberated over design ideas submitted to the Melbourne School of Design competition to revolutionise the humble re-locatable classroom, and the results are now in.

While Australian cities are highly regarded for their livability, they face significant challenges with urban planning and infrastructure in the future.

Australians have been working hard to cut down their household’s daily water consumption, however a new study in the latest edition of Building Research & Information reveals that clothing, food and electricity are the three biggest culprits for a household’s high water usage.

The Melbourne School of Design is running a competition that could help transform the humble re-locatable or ‘portable’ classroom into an interactive learning space for 21st century learning. 

University of Melbourne students will be investigating how cities can be more gender ‘inclusive’ this week, as part of a travelling design studio to Montreal, Canada.

University of Melbourne students will gain valuable experience in urban design, planning and architecture as part of a unique travelling design studio to the Central Pacific island of Kiribati.

 Masters students from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning will work with the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) to build an early childhood learning centre in the Pilbara region of Western Australia this month.

Houses on Melbourne’s suburban fringe are responsible for drastically higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions compared to higher density housing or apartments in the inner city according to a new University of Melbourne study.

There is plenty of room for improvement if Chinese cities wish to become ‘low-carbon’, according to visiting University of Melbourne academic Mark Wang.

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