Centre for Environment and Population Health

Public health workers in the spotlight in new Griffith film

A uniquely Queensland story of strong disaster management in the context of climate change is the focus of a new Griffith University produced film.
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Cities Research Institute

Griffith urban planning experts notch up more prestigious awards

Two of the best names in urban planning took out high honours at a national awards night held in Perth recently, and both are from Griffith University.
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Business and government

Budget 2018: More planning needed to secure our cities’ futures

The problem with funding for cities is that it’s everywhere and nowhere. 
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Alumni

School of Environment celebrates 40 years of graduating students

Martin Taylor is doing his first mammal survey. He’s an excited student in Griffith University’s brand new School of Australian Environmental Studies. As part of the environmental studies foundation program – the first in the country for a university – nothing was off limits. Dr Taylor set his traps in the forest. He had no […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith expert warns of more flooding if ecosystems aren’t remedied

A leading Australian rivers expert warns flooding will continue to impact our rivers and coastal waterways because our catchments are no longer resilient to extreme weather events. As parts of South-East Queensland experience flooding after a heavy rainfall band crossed the coast, rivers and water catchments are being pushed to the brink. Professor Stuart Bunn […]
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Alumni

Adam revelling in vital Commonwealth Games role

Planning graduate Adam Jarrett is living a career dream with his role for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
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Business and government

Top tips to get the most out of an internship

Internships are a great way to gain valuable industry experience while you complete your degree. At Griffith, each academic area manages targeted work-integrated learning opportunities to ensure students receive appropriate course credits for their efforts. Here, two of our Workplace-Integrated Learning (WIL) program managers share their top tips on making an internship work for you. Don’t get […]
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Griffith School of Environment

Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Renewable energy is driving profound changes in cities. It’s happening much more quickly than was expected even five years ago.
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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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Arts Education Law

Employment initiatives boost student experience and graduate outcomes

A new range of career-focused initiatives will give Griffith University graduates a sharp competitive edge to improve their job prospects.
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Centre for Environment and Population Health

Can you teach a koala new tricks?

Griffith University researchers have found that koalas are more clever than they thought them to be in a world-first study that tracked the Australian animal more comprehensively than ever before in suburban Brisbane. The Environmental Futures Research Institute team, made up of Cathryn Dexter, Justin Scott and Professor Darryl Jones, at Griffith verified 130 crossings […]
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Architecture

The future of our cities is in good hands

The building of great cities will be boosted with the launch of Griffith University's new Cities Research Centre.
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Centre for Environment and Population Health

Cities Research Centre to tackle urban growth challenges

More intelligent infrastructure, creating better places for people to live and managing growth and diversity in communities are the big issues that will be tackled by the newly launched Griffith University Cities Research Centre from today. Cities Research Centre founding director Professor Paul Burton explained that the initiative would build on the work already accomplished […]
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Architecture

ARC Linkage Projects strengthen Griffith’s research profile

Griffith University has been awarded six Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants worth more than $1.3 million for a variety of research studies.
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Cities Research Institute

If planners understand it’s cool to green cities, what’s stopping them?

By Associate Professor Jason Byrne, Griffith School of Environment and Dr Tony Matthews, Griffith School of Environment Our cities are getting hotter, more crowded and noisier. Climate change is bringing more heatwaves, placing pressure on human health, urban amenity, productivity and infrastructure. Urban residents naturally want to stay cool. Air conditioning is the usual choice, […]
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Arts Education Law

More Griffith students take up Commonwealth Games internships

Two more Griffith students are about to begin internships with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.
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Cities Research Institute

Planning Discipline celebrates 20th anniversary

The 20th anniversary of Griffith University's Planning Discipline saw academics, graduates, students, staff and industry representatives gather this week for a celebration at the Nathan campus
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