Catch up on our latest news and key events
Scroll below to find out the latest happenings in news and upcoming events in the Cities Research Institute.
Young professionals explore cities of the future
19 Jul 2019
A record number of emerging young leaders took part in the Griffith University Young Professionals’...
New book highlights important role of the ‘third place’
03 Jul 2019
Outside of the home and workplace, third places offer social health and well-being benefits.
Griffith marks two decades of coastal resilience expertise
28 Jun 2019
Griffith Coastal Management Centre celebrates 20 years of protecting and enhancing iconic Gold...
Cheers – charge your glass with a Griffith scientist
20 May 2019
Science will be on tap when researchers trade the lab for the pub.
More News Highlights
|Dr Tony Matthews talks on Ockhams' Razor, ABC Radio National, as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane 2019. Have a listen to 'Why aren't we living in sustainable cities?'|
|Dr Johanna Nalau and Maggie Muurmans were recently recognised during the 2019 International Womens Day celebrations for their remarkable work in climate change and nature conservation. Read We are Gold Coast article March 2019|
|Natural Connectors: Biophilic design takes room - Cheryl Desha et al discuss the importance of biophilic design in all aspects of our lives. Read the article in Modern Green Homes Sanctuary issue. December 2018|
|Turning food waste into garden treasure - Update on the food into waste project Associate Professor Cheryl Desha along with lead researcher Savindi Caldera commenced with Rocky Point. Read the Citysmart article here December 2018|
|Professor Paul Burton discusses the effects of a growing population and the need for expansion of public transport on the Gold Coast. Read ABC article here November 2018|
|It's Official: Noise pollution is bad for our health - Emeritus Professor Lex Brown discuss the issue on ABC radio October 2018|
|National Recognition for Griffith and CRI Researchers - The Australian newspaper's Research Supplement has recognised a number of Griffith University researchers including CRI's Zhonghua Gou and Amir Etemad Shahidi as leading experts in their fields. Read more here - 27 September 2018|
|Engineers Australia has picked up lead researcher and CRI PhD candidate, Emad Kavehei's research titled 'Is life cycle assessment sufficient to investigate the carbon footprint of vegetated stormwater infrastructure?' Read more - 5 September 2018|
Spills and city deals: what Turnbull's urban policy has achieved, and where to from here - Professor Paul Burton comments on City Deals, how the concept worked and where is it heading. Read The Conversation article here - 27 August 2018
DFAT funding success - Dr Cara Beal, a CRI Senior Research Fellow, is the Principal Investigator of a $1.2M collaborative project awarded by DFAT through the Water for Women Fund.
Dr Beal explained "The Water for Women Fund is an initiative of the Australian Govt through DFAT and aims to improve the health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs. More details here - August 2018
|Vale Patrick Troy AO - Professor Paul Burton pay tribute to Pat Troy. Read here - July 2018|
2018 QLD Budget: Cities stand to benefit - Professor Paul Burton discusses what's in store for QLD and its cities - Read article here - June 2018
PIA National Award winners - Dr Tony Matthews, with Professor Jason Byrne, took out the coveted Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award at the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) National Awards for Planning Excellence on May 9. The award is the second for the urban Squeeze podcast series. Read here
Loneliness in cities - Dr Tony Matthews and Cities PhD student, Joanne Dolley, write about 'third places', what they are and how they may be able to help overcome the rising problem of loneliness in the city, something that is commonplace worldwide. See what they have to say in their article in The Conversation - March 2018
Planning experts take home major award - Dr Tony Matthews and Prof Jason Byrne (UTAS) have taken out two awards at the Planning Institute Australia (PIA) Awards - Queensland.
The pair’s ABC program, The Urban Squeeze, was named overall winner for Planning Excellence at the PIA awards evening while also claiming the ‘Cutting Edge Excellence – Research and Teaching’ category. - 8 November 2017
Property values spike around Gold Coast Light Rail - Cities Research Institute's Associate Professor Matthew Burke led a team of researchers including Cities member Dr Barbara Yen for a 'Funding on the Line’ Australian Research Council – Linkage Project. Read the team's findings in The Conversation and Griffith News. - 30 May 2017
Murals help revive a declining Irish city - Dr Tony Matthews research looks at the effects of how painting outdoor murals reversed decades of stagnation for inner-city Shandon, Ireland. Read here on The Conversation - 13 April 2017