Cities Research Institute

Planning experts take home major award

They are some of the biggest campaign issues during the State Election and Griffith University’s experts have been recognised for them at the recent Planning Institute Australia (PIA) Awards – Queensland. Urban issues are what everyday Queenslanders are concerned about so it’s no surprise Associate Professor Jason Byrne and Dr Tony Matthews’s radio show Urban […]
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Cities Research Institute

Local farmers creating value from waste

A sugar cane farming family on the Gold Coast has found a way to do well by doing less. As the farming community shrinks along the South East Queensland corridor, the Keith family, who are based at Woongoolba and own Rocky Point, were constantly wondering ‘what next’ to keep their land and turn a profit. […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Environmental pollution researchers hit the Gold Coast

The chemicals you use in your daily life, which end up running off your garden or flowing down the sink, can have serious consequences for the wildlife that live in our rivers, lakes and oceans. Those are just some of the issues that hundreds of scientists will be discussing when they gather for an environmental […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Eureka! Griffith University team prize for Great Barrier Reef research

A Griffith University research team have taken out a prestigious 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for their work trying to save the Great Barrier Reef.
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Cities Research Institute

Big Data and Griffith analyses improve passenger picture

Over the last 40 years, global air travel has increased almost eight-fold and is set to rise further. This rapid growth is putting infrastructure strain on capital cities, but also putting pressure on airports to validate their future investment in terms of regional return on investment, not just increased capacity. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) recently […]
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Atmospheric Environment Research Centre

Australia’s carbon-rich mangroves need protection

The thin green strip of mangrove wetlands around the tropical coastlines of Australia and the world are the most carbon-rich forests on earth but they are at risk. Professor Rod Connolly, a marine scientist from Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute, is the co-author of new research that shows the vast reserves of carbon being sequestered […]
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Cities Research Institute

Beyond the city: misconceptions around Cross River Rail

Key benefits lie in places like Birkdale, Booval and Bald Hills, according to Associate Professor Matthew Burke.
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Cities Research Institute

Research finds Gold Coast light rail property value ‘sweet spot’

Property values around light rail stations on the Gold Coast have risen 30 per cent more and spiked the most during the early planning phases, new research has found. Researchers from Griffith University, the University of Sydney Business School and the University of Queensland are uncovering new insights into how property values rise when new […]
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Cities Research Institute

City experts tackle world’s challenges

As cities and urban populations continue to grow and present vigorous new challenges, Griffith University is answering the call by establishing Australia’s largest research facility to tackle the issue. The leading Cities Research Institute, which began as the Urban Research Program in 2004, has drawn in expertise from several disciplines and grown to have 70 […]
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Cities Research Institute

What did TC Debbie do?

The tragic loss of human life and subsequent emotional torment still being experienced by Queensland and New South Wales communities characterises the catastrophe that was Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Director of Griffith University’s soon-to-be launched Cities Research Institute, Professor Paul Burton, will lead a panel discussion delving into the aftermath of the disaster. Over the past […]
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Cities Research Institute

Researcher peddles for cancer cause

Cycling 1600kms from Townsville to Brisbane is all in the name of charity for Professor Scott Baum from Griffith University’s School of Environment and the Cities Research Institute as he gears up for the Smiling for Smiddy Challenge Ride. Professor Baum will be joined by 50 other like-minded men and women on the route from […]
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Cities Research Institute

Get your green thumb out with groNATIVE

Gardening in southeast Queensland has never been easier with the swipe of a finger – or green thumb. The groNATIVE app – developed at Griffith University in partnership with Natura Pacific and funding from the State Government – includes profiles of more than 400 plants native to southeast Queensland. The app intuitively helps you find […]
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Cities Research Institute

After back-to-back bleaching, Cyclone Debbie sludge hits Reef waters

Ex-Cyclone Debbie dumped rain in an erosion hot spot in the Burdekin catchment estimated to generate nearly a third of all the sediment that flows to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Cities Research Institute

Gold Coast Centre for Coastal Management studies cyclone ravaged region

Griffith University researchers have travelled to north Queensland to assess the impacts of Cyclone Debbie for vital coastal resilience modelling. A team from the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, which sits within the new Cities Research Institute, has looked at the impact of storm surge on coastal communities and will now use the data to […]
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Architecture

Griffith enhances gender equity in STEMM as Athena SWAN member

Griffith University is championing gender equality in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), ensuring women are best positioned to reach their full potential. Today Griffith officially launches its participation in the accreditation process to qualify for an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Griffith commenced the two-year program in August 2015, which involved a comprehensive […]
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Cities Research Institute

Cities Research Centre launches Gold Coast history book

After years in the making, Griffith's Cities Research Centre has launched the first book length academic research history of the Gold Coast.
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Architecture

A celebration of remarkable science, engineering and technology

Each year the Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences) recognises the remarkable achievements of the group’s alumni, academic and professional staff. This year the group also applauded its industry partners and high schools that have contributed to its achievement. The 2016 Griffith Sciences Awards were held at the Southbank Campus’s Webb Centre and featured school themed test tube cocktails. […]
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Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

Engineering students work on Vanuatu cyclone-proof housing

Griffith University engineering students have been helping rebuild a cyclone-devastated area of Vanuatu as part of a program designed to embed in them in real world construction. Griffith’s fourth-year civil engineering students completing their final year industry affiliates program (IAP) recently travelled to an area devastated by Cyclone Pam in 2015. It is part of […]
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