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
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