The ‘tiny house’ movement in Australia is growing, fuelled by Instagram feeds of beautifully crafted little dwellings in serene settings and, more recently, a display of tiny homes in the carpark at Bunnings, Port Melbourne. Tiny houses are touted as...
Good access to people, services and other essential ingredients of wellbeing is a defining feature of liveable communities. flickr/US Department of Agriculture, CC BY By Melanie Davern, RMIT University; Billie Giles-Corti, University of Melbourne; Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne, and Hannah Badland,...
Vienna knocked Melbourne out of its seven-year-long top spot as the ‘world’s most liveable city’. From shutterstock.com By Julianna Rozek, RMIT University; Billie Giles-Corti, RMIT University, and Lucy Gunn, RMIT University August 2018 Melbourne lost its “most liveable city” title yesterday and is...
May 2014 The community has a right to reject change, including those which lead to increases in urban density, if planners do not figure out how to avoid negative unintended consequences in their policies, says Billie Giles-Corti, a founding member of a new $2.5 million Centre for Research...
December 2015 The 2018 Commonwealth Games village and the evolution of TODs Urban planners and developers around the world are keeping a close eye on the 2018 Commonwealth Games village – currently under construction on the Gold Coast – and not...
September 2015 Cars are making our cities unliveable. Traffic congestion, pollution, accidents and parking make us stressed, unhealthy and unproductive. Yet, far from diminishing, our fascination with cars is getting a shot in the arm with the driverless car. It...