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.
New research launched by the University of Melbourne and the City of Melbourne will give buildings owners across Melbourne access to information that can help their buildings absorb less heat and stay cooler during hot days.
Architecture graduate Angela Darby from the University of Melbourne has a passion for sustainability and design and hopes to bring these two disciplines together through her studies at Oxford University.
Two postgraduate students from the Melbourne School of design were awarded prestigious awards by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The awards commend the students’ contribution to Indigenous housing and the role of architects in increasing the quality of life in developing nations.
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.