A wide range of experts focusing on all aspects of cities and urbanisation

Our research experts span a wide range of disciplinary fields, from transport and land use planners to civil engineers; systems modellers to environmental scientists, public health specialists, economic and social researchers to coastal engineers; and from geographers to architects.


Doing research that helps make cities better places.

Our commitments

Carrying out high-quality research that combines academic rigour with policy relevance

Working with partners and supporters in government, industry and the community sector to develop a research agenda that addresses real-world contemporary urban challenges

Ensuring our research results are presented in practical ways, as well as in more traditional academic arenas

Building researchers’ capacity through support and continuing professional development

Patrick Troy AO

In the Honours announced on Australia Day 2019,  the late Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for 'eminent service to urban and regional planning, to environmental sustainability and social justice policy, and as a mentor and role model.'

Those of us who knew Pat and had the opportunity to work with him will appreciate that this citation captures very well his contribution to our field.  We will continue to award prizes in Pat's name to undergraduate planning students who produce excellent Honours theses in this area.

Meet our researchers

See the team that makes the Cities Research Institute and discover our individual research strengths.

Higher Degree Research candidates

See who’s currently studying with us, their thesis topics and supervisors.

Powerful partnerships

Our collaborations with industry and government produce tangible benefits for cities and communities.

Research expertise

Explore our core research themes