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Generous gift to bring the world’s top design thinkers to Melbourne
The University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning has received a gift of $1 million from Creative Futures, supported by Professor Daryl Le Grew and alumnus Dr Robert Treseder.
A sleeping giant awakes: Melbourne's booming Airbnb market
University of Melbourne researchers have conducted the first in-depth analysis of the Airbnb property market in Melbourne, showing the number of monthly bookings has rocketed 600 per cent in the past two years.
Pholiota unlocked: ‘most perfect and cheapest house’ reborn for Cultural Collisions
A full-scale replica of Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahony Griffin’s cutting-edge home is being constructed by Melbourne School of Design students as part of the Melbourne Festival’s Cultural Collisions precinct at the University of Melbourne.
Bower Studio builds for 50th anniversary of Wave Hill walk-off
In August 1966, Gurindji leader Vincent Lingiari led a walk-off of 200 Aboriginal stockmen, house servants and their families from Wave Hill as a protest against the work and pay conditions.
New Chair in Resilient Cities for world’s most liveable city
The University of Melbourne and City of Melbourne today announced internationally recognised scholar Lars Coenen as the inaugural Chair in Resilient Cities.
Seems like only yesterday: Tee Vee at Sixty
The Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne will host an exhibition, Tee Vee at Sixty, to mark the 60th anniversary of television in Australia.
New Dean for Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Professor Julie Willis has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.
Do-it-yourself and citizen-led digital heritage
Melbourne is in the midst of a new wave of thinking about how we look at the past, also known as the ‘heritage industry’.
Housing affordability crisis creates spiral of disadvantage
Millions of Australians move house each year, but new research has highlighted that while many are upgrading their homes and living standards, housing affordability problems are sorting many of the nation's most disadvantaged into areas with fewer opportunities.
Declining residential rental yields suggest caution in the Melbourne market
University of Melbourne researchers have created a system to model and predict house values and rental rates at the individual property level.
A new approach to design teaching at Melbourne
The University of Melbourne has announced a new undergraduate degree that will equip students with the design thinking and creative processes to tackle complex problems.
Looking upwards for transport solutions
Level crossing removals should be viewed as part of a total picture for an effective transport system and the best way to achieve this is to incorporate elevated lines or ‘skytrains’, according to Melbourne researchers.
Melbourne strengthens its gateway to Asia
Research from the University of Melbourne shows how Melbourne Airport has recorded a steady increase in the share of travellers to and from Asia.