01 Oct 2017

Walking, often combined with public transport, provides a critical opportunity for young people to lead independent lives. Suburban environments that are difficult to walk around or to use public transport leave many young people reliant on parents or others to drive them.

Report
10 Oct 2018

This Urban forest horizon scanning research aims to further the knowledge of the potential changes to species, resources and conditions facing future urban forests, through a horizon scanning exercise involving end-users and researchers from CAUL Hub and other institutions.

Report
29 May 2017

This consultation report reveals deepening concerns about climate change within the health community and desire for federal leadership for urgent action.

Report
01 May 2018

Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Guide
07 Dec 2015

As the 21st century unfolds, an increasing majority of the world’s population will live in cities. Human wellbeing in cities relies on a complex web of interconnected institutions, infrastructure and information. People are drawn to cities as centres of economic activity, opportunity and innovation.

Guide
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

Effective water management is essential for the day-to-day functioning of our city and its resilience in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks.

Website
01 Mar 2018

Climate change and population growth pose significant challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, stormwater and waterway systems. If these challenges are not effectively managed, communities will face water shortages and restrictions, devastated parks and gardens, flooded streets, destroyed waterways and escalating water bills.

Guide
12 May 2017

This study results show that the Walkability PSS could support planners in several situations including testing and comparing planning scenarios for greenfield and brownfield areas, conducting consultation and/or workshops with various stakeholders and making decisions about the provision of new infrastructure.

Chapter
16 Dec 2016

This paper considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode choices, identifying interventions that, when combined, encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use, while reducing private motor vehicle use.

Journal article
14 Nov 2017

As cities continue to expand in population, there is a growing need to develop ways of supporting physical activity in dense urban settings.

Guide
04 May 2017

Cities are home to more than just people. We also need to accommodate the critters and plants who live in them.

Commentary