November 2019 Urban Beat
For many, living in one of Australia’s vibrant cities offers a rewarding lifestyle. But urbanisation can come at a costRead more.
Wiley Next Generation Ecologist Award
More than ever, cities around the world are embracing new ways to become more sustainable and balance the impacts ofRead more.
Modelling vehicle emissions nationally
Traffic congestion is an unpleasant fact of life in Australia’s ever-expanding cities. Not only that, chronic exposure to vehicle emissionsRead more.
Building urban resilience with nature-based solutions
Cities face increasing environmental, social and economic challenges that together threaten the resilience of urban areas. These challenges include chronicRead more.
Springtime pollinator observatories
CAUL Hub researcher Dr Luis Mata will be facilitating a number of pollinator observatories and related workshops in the greaterRead more.
Track Australia’s possums and gliders with the Urban Wildlife App
In collaboration with our colleagues in the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub, we are now calling on citizen scientists toRead more.
NAIDOC 2019 Urban Beat
To celebrate NAIDOC Week (7-14 July), CAUL Hub worked together with guest editor Timmah Ball to produce a special NAIDOCRead more.
New report: local actions to conserve urban biodiversity
A new CAUL Hub report shows how Australian cities are implementing novel solutions to conserve urban biodiversity – from reusingRead more.
Two exciting new opportunities have opened up at CAUL Hub. See below for more details and instructions on how toRead more.
Investigating informal greenspaces and their benefits for residents
A new publication by CAUL Hub researchers has used systematic observations and interviews with local residents to examine how residentsRead more.
Why heat waves produce pollution
With extreme heat events becoming more and more common during Australian summers, there has been much national and international attentionRead more.
A community of scientists and citizens address air quality in Liverpool
There is increasing public and government concern about poor air quality all around the world, with recent studies linking airRead more.
Does low level air pollution impact on health?
There is substantial evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution causes increased mortality and cardiovascular and respiratory illness in citiesRead more.
Creating Liveable Cities report awarded National Research Excellence Award
Last week, the Creating Liveable Cities report was awarded the Planning Institute of Australia’s National Research Excellence Award. This is a massive teamRead more.
Conducting and sharing research at The Living Pavilion
The CAUL Hub is presenting and conducting research in a range of ways through The Living Pavilion: panel discussions withRead more.
Future urban vehicle fleet
Innovative data use and modelling is helping uncover important questions around social justice in our urban vehicle fleets. As partRead more.
The Living Pavilion opening
The Living Pavilion, a 17-day event celebrating Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design, officially opened today at the UniversityRead more.
Redefining our understanding of air quality with Indigenous knowledge thought lost
As part of the CAUL Hub’s major project focused on improving air quatliy in Western Sydney, it was identified thatRead more.
39 threatened species found only in Australian cities
Australia is home to 39 urban-restricted threatened species – from giant gum trees, to ornate orchids, wonderful wattles, and evenRead more.
Lost and Found – Trees
ABC Radio National broadcasted a segment last week, exploring the world of trees. Entitled ‘Lost and Found – Trees,’ theRead more.
The Living Pavilion initial program released
The initial program for The Living Pavilion (May 1-17) has now been released – including over 60 thought-provoking and inspiringRead more.
Using citizen science to observe plant-insect interactions in the city
The successful conservation of insect biodiversity in urban environments relies, in part, on making insects and their ecological interactions tangibleRead more.
The Animal Attractiveness Survey: crowd-sourcing data
Citizen science and other types of participatory activities can be tremendously engaging for people when properly designed. But by adoptingRead more.
Monitoring air quality at Liverpool Girls’ School
Building upon earlier air quality research in Liverpool, CAUL Hub has helped establish an air quality monitoring site at LiverpoolRead more.
Towards SDGs with Nature-Based Solutions
Last week, the CAUL Hub co-hosted a workshop on nature-based solutions with international collaborator NATURVATION at RMIT University.The workshop wasRead more.
Improving ecological connectivity in the City of Melbourne
Urban development often impedes the movement of animals across the landscape and between habitat patches – which can ultimately leadRead more.
Uncovering the harmful pollutants inside our buildings
When you think of air pollution, car exhaust pipes and factory smokestakes might come to mind. But there are certainRead more.
Creating The Living Pavilion soundscape
The Living Pavilion team were excited to facilitate sound recordings today with Mandy Nicholson and the Djirri Djirri Dancers –Read more.
Turning down the heat
People living in urban locations are especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of increased temperatures, resulting from climate change and urbanRead more.
Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry Observations and Modelling Conference
Australia’s leading researchers in atmospheric composition measurement and modelling came together earlier this month for the Atmospheric Composition and ChemistryRead more.
Victorian Planning Institute of Australia Awards
The National Creating Healthy Liveable Cities Report won the ‘Cutting Edge Research and Technology’ category of the Victorian Planning Institute ofRead more.
Biogenic emissions campaign
There is growing recognition of the importance of biogenic emissions on atmospheric chemistry and air quality within urban air-sheds (especiallyRead more.
Healthy cities are more than human
Cecily Maller presented a paper at ‘Urban nature: the governance and politics of nature-based solutions in the city, International Workshop’Read more.
Streams Connect Conference
CAUL Hub sponsored and spoke at the STREAMS Connect Summit, hosted by Indigilab in Sydney. This forum and workshop focusedRead more.
Horizon Scanning in Sweden
CAUL Hub hosted another in our series of Future Urban Forest Horizon Scanning Workshops, with Lund University’s International Institute forRead more.
Planting and propagation session
As part of the New Student Precinct Festival, CAUL Hub and the University of Melbourne Community Garden held a planting and propagationRead more.
Coping with 50 degree days
Vulnerability to severe heat waves is becoming an issue of inequality as global temperatures rise. With the Northern Hemisphere facingRead more.
CAUL Hub at GIScience conference
The CAUL Hub was well represented at the 10th GIScience 2018 conference held at RMIT University in Melbourne from 29-31Read more.
Pollinators in the city
Have you ever thought about how many kinds of insects one city could be supporting? A recent study by CAULRead more.
Nature-based solutions (NBS) such as green roofs, wetlands and urban parks use the properties of natural systems to provide aRead more.