We are living through a period in which urban living has, for the first time in human history, supplanted rural life.
The Global Cities Research Institute engages in cutting-edge and applied research that has real-world consequences for communities, governments and organisations. Cities, for all their vibrancy and liveliness, face the growing challenge of providing secure and sustainable places to live.
The Global Cities Research Institute brings together key researchers at RMIT University, Australia, working on understanding the complexity of globalising urban settings from provincial centres to mega-cities. Our research is highly collaborative, linking with institutions and people around the world in long-term partnerships.
Our overall aim is to develop interpretations and strategies for building sustainable cities in the world today, thus contributing to the quality of human life and the viability of ecologies in those places. Global Cities Research Institute is associated with the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.
The key themes and questions underlying each programs’ research are outlined below:
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Community, Migration and Development
- Global Indigeneity and Reconciliation
- Globalisation and Culture
- Human Security and Disasters
- Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
- Urban Decision-making and Complex Systems.
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