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AHURI’s reputation is built on high quality,
independent, peer-reviewed research.
As a network organisation involving universities across Australia, AHURI has expertise in cities and urban research. AHURI events
and research dissemination practices ensure that research findings are widely accessible.
AHURI staff are experts in knowledge transfer – with highly refined processes of consultation with government, industry, third sector
and academic representatives in the development.
In 2019 AHURI invited proposals from its research network to deliver three AHURI funded cities research projects:.
Research Projects underway from the AHURI 2019 Cities Funding Round
Local government co-ordination:
metropolitan governance in
twenty-first century Australia
Innovative responses to urban
transportation: current practice
in Australian cities
New housing supply, population
growth, and access to social
Metropolitan governance is increasingly
understood to include a broad range
of processes and actors engaged in
managing the city. Urban development
and growth does not conform to local
or state administrative boundaries. This
research explored examples of bottomup, informal metropolitan or sub-regional
cooperation structures. These included
attempts at representation, collaboration
and engagement between all tiers of
Current travel mode share in Australia’s
major cities is dominated by cars, which
is increasingly costly. New approaches to
transport are emerging, and this project
investigates drivers and processes of
change within Australian metropolitan
transport systems. Innovation is explored
in terms of: technology, travel behaviour,
shifting urban structures, climate
change and pricing, and infrastructure
Government and industry in Australia
lack a shared understanding of required
social infrastructure facilities, networks,
and services. Using geo-spatial mapping,
quantitative estimation of housing and
potential population growth, this project
develops a monitoring framework and
tool to assist policy coordination of social
infrastructure delivery with residential
supply in greenfield sites in Sydney,
Brisbane and Perth.
AHURI will work closely with the Australian Government, state and territory governments and the councils of large cities, to
progress the policy development research model for the National Cities Research Program.
AHURI will continue to progress the cities research agenda through its regular activities to advance knowledge transfer between
the policy, research, not-for-profit and commercial sectors.
We will partner with other interested organisations to deliver new research, events and research dissemination activities.
To discuss how your organisation can help AHURI deliver a National Cities Research Program contact:
Dr Tom Alves, Head of Development
0417 244 623
and Urban Research
Level 12, 460 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 9660 2300
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute