The environmental, economic and social dynamics of cities are major determinants of Australian and global futures.
Research on cities is a vital input to policy, planning and decision-making in areas such as urban forms and environments, resource and energy use, infrastructure and mobility, resilience and adaptation, and our working and social lives.
Research on Australian cities is also an important lens through which to view our relationship to the rest of the world.
The Centre for Urban Research was established in 2012 to promote better understanding and insight into urban questions and problems.
We undertake critical applied and policy-relevant research across seven intersecting programs:
- Beyond Behaviour Change
- Climate Change and Resilience
- Critical Urban Governance
- Housing and Urban Economies
- Interdisciplinary Conservation Science
- Planning and Transport for City Regions
- Urban Cultures and Technologies
Under founding Director Dr Hartmut Fünfgeld, and current Director, Professor Jago Dodson, the Centre has emerged as a leading urban research hub in Australia. We have grown rapidly, now hosting more than 45 academic staff, 37 affiliate members and 33 PhD students.