Network researcher Peter Chambers of Deakin University (with Thomas Andrews, Melbourne University) has published an article on #boulietacks and the urban politics of cycling in Melbourne – click on the links to discover more… #boulietacks Carpet tacks and mobile interfaces in… Read More
LGBTQI+ nightclub spaces in London – report published
Network researcher Ben Campkin, Director of UCL Urban Laboratory, has published a report this week, co-authored with Laura Marshall, that evidences a 58% fall in the number of LGBTQ+ night venues in London since 2006. Despite LGBTQ+… Read More
We Need to be Cautious When Assuming CCTV will Prevent Family Violence
We need to be cautious when assuming CCTV will prevent family violence Caitlin Overington, University of Melbourne This year’s Victorian state budget included a A$1.9 billion package to tackle family violence. Part of this was a statewide Personal… Read More
Network researcher James Petty, on punitive proposals for the homeless in Melbourne
Ban on sleeping rough does nothing to fix the problems of homelessness James Petty, University of Melbourne Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has announced a plan to ban sleeping rough in the city. Doyle did so last week… Read More
DAM BANKSY! Street Art’s Commercialization and Objectification
By network researcher Sam Merrill Recently, my colleague Simon Lindgren and I were in Amsterdam and found ourselves with a little be free time before our return flight to Sweden. So, we decided to embark on a mission to visit… Read More
Congratulations to network researcher Sarah Pink!
Network researcher Sarah Pink, Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University in Melbourne, has been honoured with two awards for her work – the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence and the RMIT Award for Research… Read More
Does CCTV Help or Hinder the Reduction of Violence against Women?
Network researcher Caitlin Overington published this essay in The Conversation on 24 October 2016… Does CCTV footage help or hinder the reduction of violence against women? Caitlin Overington, University of Melbourne Earlier this month, Moazzam Tariq was found guilty… Read More
On the life and death of buildings, and the moments in betweeen….
Buildings can live long and varied lives, and as network researcher Jane Jacobs has written (with Stephen Cairns), ‘buildings must die’. But what of the moments between their creation and their demise? Given that urban environments, and… Read More
Some thoughts on commodification and street art….
As a major exhibition of works by famed British street artist Banksy opened in Melbourne, network researcher Alison Young recently published this piece in The Conversation on issues relating to the commodification of street art. Commodifying Banksy Alison Young, Read More
Welcome to the website of the Urban Environments Research Network. I hope that you find something of interest here and that you return to visit again. The network brings together a range of academics, artists and architects working on, in… Read More