We work with government, business and peak industry bodies, as well as community organisations and researchers from around the world
At Cities Research Institute, we’re building a global network of research collaborations and providing a robust evidence base for the evaluation of existing urban policies and the development of new approaches.
Our current research projects are designed to bring real benefits to cities. We proudly play a consultative role with policy makers, city shapers and industry professionals, and offer a range of helpful services that draw on our expertise.
Explore our projects and services further, and if you would like to discuss new research projects, partnership arrangements or other collaborations, please contact us.
Green infrastructure in a changing climate
We acknowledge the benefits of enhanced urban greenery when it comes to shaping and reshaping urban development. Our members include engineering, planning and environmental science experts who are integrating green infrastructure to shelter, cool and beautify ourbuilt environments, from inner-city streets to outer suburbs. As part of the biomimicry network in Australia, our researchers are working with industry and healthcare partners to design, plan and manage urban spaces in imaginative and innovative ways towards the goal of ‘biophilic urbanism’—nature-loving cities. This includes reducing heat stress and energy demand, improving public health outcomes, walkability and urban biodiversity, while also improving social connectedness and urban happiness.