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    Who will win the 2018 World Cup of Architecture?
    Who will win the 2018 World Cup of Architecture?

    While we are all watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the question is, if the countries competing in the world’s biggest sporting event were required to also compete in terms of buildings and architects, who would be crowned the 2018 World Cup champion of Architecture?


    Scientists create new building material out of fungus, rice and glass
    Scientists create new building material out of fungus, rice and glass

    Would you live in a house made of fungus? It’s not just a rhetorical question: fungi are the key to a new low-carbon, fire-resistant and termite-deterring building material.


    Overcrowded housing looms as a challenge for our cities
    Overcrowded housing looms as a challenge for our cities

    Overcrowding is an inevitable and often overlooked result of the affordable housing shortage in our cities.


    Higher density and diversity: apartments are Australia at its most multicultural
    Higher density and diversity: apartments are Australia at its most multicultural

    Increasing numbers of city dwellers live in apartments. This is particularly the case for migrants. And that makes apartment buildings important hubs of multiculturalism in our cities.


    To design safer parks for women, city planners must listen to their stories
    To design safer parks for women, city planners must listen to their stories

    The rape and murder of aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon in an inner-city Melbourne park – while deeply shocking – is part of an avalanche of gendered violence perpetrated against women in cities every day.


    We need to talk about integrated national planning
    We need to talk about integrated national planning

    A more efficient plan is needed to prevent Sydney and Melbourne from becoming too congested.


    Hobart's poorer suburbs are missing out on the 'MONA effect'
    Hobart's poorer suburbs are missing out on the 'MONA effect'

    Popular opinion has it that MONA, Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art, is transforming Tasmania. However contrary to hype around this “MONA effect”, the museum’s benefits do not seem to be being shared with Glenorchy, the municipality it is located in.


    Rail access improves liveability, but all regional centres are not equal
    Rail access improves liveability, but all regional centres are not equal

    Our research on the liveability of regional cities in Victoria has identified an important element: liveability in these areas requires fast, reliable and frequent rail connections to capital cities.


    Why compliance should be part of your company’s culture
    Why compliance should be part of your company’s culture

    What’s the difference between certification, regulation, and law, and what do these differences mean for your company?


    Traffic is complex, but modelling using deceptively simple rules can help unravel what's going on
    Traffic is complex, but modelling using deceptively simple rules can help unravel what's going on

    Instead of treating the problem as one entity, Agent-Based Modelling looks at modelling the behaviour of each of the smaller elements (agents) within the system.


    Making a global agenda work locally for healthy, sustainable living in tropical Australia
    Making a global agenda work locally for healthy, sustainable living in tropical Australia

    At certain times of year, intense heat, humidity and the wet season affect liveability, making outdoor activity unattractive and thereby reducing social cohesion.


    Western Sydney Aerotropolis won't build itself – a lot is riding on what governments do
    Western Sydney Aerotropolis won't build itself – a lot is riding on what governments do

    In a study released this week by the United States Studies Centre, we analysed the success factors of several US airport cities and found parallels that the Western Sydney development could draw on.


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