Thriving places for people to live and work in are important. Our researchers aim to help inform the design and use of spaces that improve human health and wellbeing.

In the next one hundred years, cities will rapidly grow in size and complexity with soaring population growth. Melbourne’s population is predicted to reach 7 million in 2050 contributing to a total of 35.9 million nationally. Now, more than ever, there is a need to assess the long term needs, performance and social acceptance of the sustainable urbanisation process before the projects get built. In order to ensure value creation and social acceptance, projects must be planned and developed by aligning the needs of the wider community proactively.