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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Cities Research Institute

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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Alumni

Climate adaptation scientist wins Young Tall Poppy Award

Griffith University climate change adaptation scientist Dr Johanna Nalau has been recognised at the prestigious 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Gold Coast Bay Hope Spot embraces the harmony between city and sea

Gold Coast Bay is this week being declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot becoming part of a worldwide network that raises public awareness of marine protected areas.
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Alumni

Class of 2020 graduating with a difference

Graduating Griffith students are celebrating their academic milestone virtually this year as COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions move the ceremonies online.
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Cities Research Institute

Aussie suburbs with jobs in the red under COVID-19

Researchers at Griffith University and University of Newcastle have mapped the Australian suburbs most at risk of COVID-19 job losses. The Employment Vulnerability Index (EVI) 3.0 uses Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data to calculate an index score for towns and cities with a population of 10,000 people or more. Co-authors Professor Scott Baum […]
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Cities Research Institute

Safe as Houses: COVID-19 underlines Australia’s housing need

Public debate has erupted along the fault lines of housing, exposing an acute pre-pandemic problem with Australia’s housing needs.
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Cities Research Institute

1 million rides and counting: on-demand services bring public transport to the suburbs

Griffith researcher says the technology-driven revolution in urban transport has completely missed the suburbs, which lack public transport services and shared micromobility devices.
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Cities Research Institute

Griffith researchers join RACE for clean energy

RACE for 2030 CRC to drive the development of stable and economically viable clean energy solutions.
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Architecture

‘Aquatecture’ researchers unveil bold design for floating reef, diving and dining precinct

Griffith design team is bringing a bold research and development vision to life on the water.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith experts wrap up key climate conference

Griffith COP25 delegates report on the climate conference's highs and lows.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith’s commitment to sustainable development shines in high profile film

Griffith’s EcoAdapt project and Griffith Centre for Coastal Management highlighted in BBC-produced film.
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Cities Research Institute

Project co-develops water savings approaches in regional and remote communities

Five-year project demonstrates how water management tools can yield significant water savings. 
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Arts Education Law

COP25 Madrid – Griffith delegation to share expertise at key UN climate conference

Griffith climate, business and social scientists to present and liaise with leaders and organisations at UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Convention of Parties 25th meeting in Madrid.
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Cities Research Institute

Private schools growth worsens traffic congestion

The rising number of students in Queensland’s private secondary school system is contributing greatly to traffic congestion particularly in school drop-off and pick-up times. A first-of-its-kind study by academics at Griffith’s Cities Research Institute shows more students travel by car to private secondary schools with the car trips almost twice as long as those students […]
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