Extreme weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely

Extreme weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely

Associate Professor Grant Blashki, Chris Jensen, Dr Ann-Maree Graham, Dr Kevin Fergusson, Dr Trent Penman, Professor Peter Doherty, AC and Professor Richard Eckard Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and...
Why apartments are failing the heat stress test?

Why apartments are failing the heat stress test?

Chris Jensen If a heatwave hit Melbourne and the power blacked out, most apartment buildings would bake, with indoor temperatures exceeding international health standards, according to a new analysis that calls for Australia to adopt standards to protect occupants...
Greater density or urban sprawl – solving the housing challenge

Greater density or urban sprawl – solving the housing challenge

Nerida Conisbee: Melbourne is well-suited to urban sprawl; it’s flat, easy to build on and lacks geographic boundaries like waterways and cliffs that force other cities into higher densities. It’s possible to continue building low-density housing out as far as Geelong...