25 Aug 2018

Investing in green infrastructure helps Australia and New Zealand to reach their current climate targets and the potential ratchet up of international emissions goals.

Report
04 Sep 2018

Louise Johnson takes a look inside the Australian home and examines the changing character of the suburban idyll that maintains a hold on our national psyche, as the composition of its domestic spaces continues to evolve in response to the rising density of our major cities and growing ethnic and cultural diversity. Read the full article at ArchitectureAU

Commentary
14 Aug 2018

The traditional use of water in our cities severely distorts the natural water cycle, consuming potable water for purposes such as toilet flushing and irrigation, whilst discharging excessive volumes of stormwater runoff and wastewater.

Research report
09 Aug 2018

Heat-related mortality tends to be associated with heatwaves that do not allow for sufficient acclimatisation to hot temperatures. In contrast, damage functions and most heatwave emergency response plans do not account for acclimatisation.

Journal article
22 Aug 2018

As renewable electricity continues to grow rapidly, the proponents of coal power in federal government and the media are claiming that our electricity system needs ‘dispatchable, baseload’ power stations.

Commentary
04 Sep 2018

A shared desire to live more communally could encourage greater housing diversity, according to Adam Haddow. Here, he looks to student housing, “build-to-rent” models, and the new WeLive project in the USA for cues on how to conjure an alternative, more versatile Australian housing market. Read the full article at ArchitectureAU

Commentary
08 Aug 2018

Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.

Commentary
01 Feb 2018

As cities grapple with the impacts of heatwaves, exacerbated by the urban heat island effect and progressively amplified by climate change impacts, green spaces can cool urban areas, as well as providing many other functions and benefits to city dwellers’ health and wellbeing, and habitat for urban biodiversity.

Fact sheet
14 Aug 2018

Knowing what to do with scientific research outcomes can be tricky. But, by changing how we present research proposals or findings to government and industry, we have a real chance to influence policy making and industry practice. The fact sheet covers 9 principles:
1. Know what you want to achieve
2. Bring solutions, not problems
3. Translate the research

Fact sheet
24 Jul 2018

The Infrastructure Decision-making Principles provide guidelines to drive greater transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making.

Guide
01 Aug 2018

Already big in the US and Europe, the build-to-rent market is just getting started in Australia, in response to increasing demand for good quality and long tenure inner city rental accommodation – particularly from the nation’s “millennials”, aged between 16 and 35.The communities, planned for development in Sydney and Brisbane,...

Website
27 Jul 2018

MEI's recent Energy Futures seminar provided a forum to discuss the ACCC report, which found that the national electricity market has failed consumers, is largely broken and needs to be reset.Held at The University of Melbourne on July 24th, the seminar provided a platform for debate and discussion around the key...

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