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NAIDOC 2019 Urban Beat
To celebrate NAIDOC Week (7-14 July), CAUL Hub worked together with guest editor Timmah Ball to produce a special NAIDOC
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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 reusing
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Positions Vacant
Two exciting new opportunities have opened up at CAUL Hub. See below for more details and instructions on how to
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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 residents
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Why heat waves produce pollution
With extreme heat events becoming more and more common during Australian summers, there has been much national and international attention
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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 air
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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 cities
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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 team
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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 with
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Future urban vehicle fleet
Innovative data use and modelling is helping uncover important questions around social justice in our urban vehicle fleets. As part
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The Living Pavilion opening
The Living Pavilion, a 17-day event celebrating Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design, officially opened today at the University
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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 that
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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 even
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Lost and Found – Trees
ABC Radio National broadcasted a segment last week, exploring the world of trees. Entitled ‘Lost and Found – Trees,’ the
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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 inspiring
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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 tangible
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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 adopting
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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 Liverpool
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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 was
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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 lead
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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 certain
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Creating The Living Pavilion soundscape
The Living Pavilion team were excited to facilitate sound recordings today with Mandy Nicholson and the Djirri Djirri Dancers –
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Turning down the heat
People living in urban locations are especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of increased temperatures, resulting from climate change and urban
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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 Chemistry
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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 of
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Biogenic emissions campaign
There is growing recognition of the importance of biogenic emissions on atmospheric chemistry and air quality within urban air-sheds (especially
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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’
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Streams Connect Conference
CAUL Hub sponsored and spoke at the STREAMS Connect Summit, hosted by Indigilab in Sydney. This forum and workshop focused
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Horizon Scanning in Sweden
CAUL Hub hosted another in our series of Future Urban Forest Horizon Scanning Workshops, with Lund University’s International Institute for
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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 propagation
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Coping with 50 degree days
Vulnerability to severe heat waves is becoming an issue of inequality as global temperatures rise. With the Northern Hemisphere facing
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CAUL Hub at GIScience conference
The CAUL Hub was well represented at the 10th GIScience 2018 conference held at RMIT University in Melbourne from 29-31
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Pollinators in the city
Have you ever thought about how many kinds of insects one city could be supporting? A recent study by CAUL
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Nature-based solutions
Nature-based solutions (NBS) such as green roofs, wetlands and urban parks use the properties of natural systems to provide a
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National Science Week
As part of National Science Week celebrations, five hubs in the National Environmental Science Program came together in August to
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