We aim to develop interpretations and strategies for building sustainable cities in the world today, and contribute to the quality of human life and the viability of ecologies in those places.
We are living through a period in which urban living has, for the first time in human history, supplanted rural life. Cities, for all their vibrancy and liveliness, face the growing challenge of providing secure and sustainable places to live.
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 research is highly collaborative, linking with institutions and people around the world in long-term partnerships.
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.
As of 1 January 2016 the Research Institutes of RMIT University have ceased operation.
Replacing these are enabling capability platforms, clusters of research innovation capability that will be deployed to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact.
RMIT’s graduating students have taken over the streets of Melbourne with a parade and the country’s biggest graduation ceremony at Etihad Stadium.
Meet Barry Judd: Indigenous culture expert
Professor Barry Judd has received the University’s first ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant examining how participation in organised sport affects identity and everyday life in remote communities.
Meet Catherine Gomes: cultural identity expert
Dr Catherine Gomes is an ARC Early Career Researcher Fellow, working to uncover the evolving cultural and social identities of transient migrants in Australia and Singapore.