Nature Connectedness Research Group

Nature Connectedness Research Group Over the last 15 years, connection to nature has become a recognised and measurable construct – it moves beyond contact with nature to an individual’s sense of their relationship with the natural world. Our nature connections research was the first group to focus on this area and aims to understand people’s…

UNAAV YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND BETTER CITIE

The UN Association of Australia recently hosted the Global Goals Academy series aimed at educating and empowering change towards achieving the SDGs. For the fourth event on 16 November, the UNAAV Young Professionals teamed up with the Cities Programme to host “Better cities for a better world: achieving the urban goal” at RMIT University. Attended by…

Centre for Urban Research

The Centre for Urban Research is directly responding to the globally important need to shape cities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. We are strongly committed to inter-disciplinary research, with staff expertise in urban planning, geography, economics, environmental sciences, history, and sociology. Visit the CUR research site to read about CUR’s latest research and…

LAUNCH OF GUIDE FOR CITY GOVERNMENTS TO FOSTER CSR

The work of Global Compact leading cities –  Oslo, Melbourne and Leeuwarden – with their cities’ private sector has provided valuable case studies for a recently published guide on social and environmental corporate responsibility. Developed by Helen Scott, Cities Programme Research Associate and PhD Candidate with RMIT, the “Local Government Guide to Fostering Corporate Responsibility” offers a…

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION Date: 25 -28 July 2017 Venue: Storey Hall, RMIT City campus (Building 16) 336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria Cost: $680 / $400 for students RSVP: Visit the registration page   On 1st January 2016 Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force. Containing 17 Sustainable Development Goals,…