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…

SECOND ROUND OF THE ‘ETHICAL CITIES’ MOOC STARTS APRIL

Originally launched on 14 November 2016, the Ethical Cities Massive Open Online Course is now open for registration in its second round, which commences 4 April. This five-week interactive course attracted a massive 1,200 participants in its first run, ending on 16 December. Produced by the Cities Programme and RMIT University, and hosted by FutureLearn platform, the MOOC engaged students from…

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,…

THE NEW URBAN AGENDA: AN UPDATE

Originally published on The Conversation – 12 September 2016 Author: Brendan Barrett See event details for Habitat III Having run the diplomatic equivalent of a cross-country marathon, there was concern that negotiations on the New Urban Agenda might trip at the final hurdle. Three days of talks were needed, with negotiations continuing long into the night…