Cities Research Institute

Rideshares and cashless payments impact older Queenslanders

Limited options means older Queenslanders are increasingly isolated or resort to risky behaviours.
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Business and government

Social housing liveability framework tackles Australia’s critical shortage

Higher density urban solutions designed around liveability and accessibility are the future of social housing.
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Cities Research Institute

Tourists on e-scooters spend more money in cities

Visitors on e-scooters spend more, do more sightseeing and help to clear up traffic congestion.
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Cities Research Institute

Cities expert forecasts bold future for the Gold Coast

The future of many Gold Coast golf courses could lie in productive parks where food crops are grown and technologies created, according to a Griffith University cities researcher.
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Architecture, construction and planning

School students look to Griffith for STEM based solutions

Queensland primary and high school students explored the limits of science and technology at recent Griffith University Science on the GO! conference and challenge days.
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Cities Research Institute

Party capital a hit with humpback lads while new mums prefer relaxing bayside vibes

Research finds bay areas on East Australian Coast favoured by whales for playing and staying.
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Cities Research Institute

Communities set to be hardest hit by COVID stimulus wind down

Over 25% of Federal electoral divisions have extreme or high exposure to the withdrawal of COVID wage subsidies.
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Architecture

Hope for future rises from ashes of bushfire devastation

First building to be erected since 2019 Binna Burra bushfires inspired by community-led research.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Experts imagine cities of 2060 at World Science Festival

With Australia’s population set to hit 40 million by 2060, Griffith University cities experts say it is time to get serious about long term planning.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith showcases art and science at Curiocity Festival

Lecturers have created the world’s largest acoustic guitar – a mind-blowing multi-disciplinary collaboration that will take centre stage at Curiocity Festival this month.
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Cities Research Institute

Australian research institutes lead the way in climate change adaptation

Griffith University, CSIRO and Australian National University are all in the top five institutions globally for publishing climate change adaptation research a new study has found. From more than 11000 papers (published during 1978-2020), Griffith University researchers identified the top five key institutions as Wageningen University, Chinese Academy of Science, CSIRO, Griffith University, and Australian National […]
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Cities Research Institute

Green rental housing policy saves money and the environment

A shift towards green building standards will unlock environmental, economic and social benefits in the affordable rental housing sector new Griffith University research has found.
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Cities Research Institute

Graduate certificates to tackle impact of climate change

Rising to the challenge of a rapidly changing environment, Griffith University has developed new Graduate Certificates in Climate Change Adaptation and Renewable Energy Engineering.
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Cities Research Institute

New funding to make life for aged care residents cooler

Life in aged care could become a whole lot cooler thanks to an innovative new research project led by University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Griffith University.
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Cities Research Institute

Queensland’s electorates with the most to lose

The social and economic performance of Queensland electorates has been indexed by a Griffith University researcher.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Research dives deep to understand climate impacts on whales

A world-first research project aims to understand how ocean changes influence the recovery of whale populations in the southern hemisphere.
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Cities Research Institute

Griffith researchers eavesdrop on Humpback whales

For the first time Griffith University researchers will deploy a ‘hi-tech whale phone’ in Gold Coast waters to better understand the tail of the whale migration season.
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Cities Research Institute

Planning expert says CBD downsizing will have major implications for cities

Dr Tony Matthews says there is building evidence of a mass exodus from commercial office space in the Brisbane CBD and it will have major implications for all cities in a variety of ways.
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