City Futures

Renewing the Compact City Interim Report: New report profiling residential strata in Greater Sydney

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About Us

City Futures is officially ranked Australia’s leading urban policy research centre. Led by Professor Bill Randolph since our 2005 founding, together with colleagues in the UNSW Built Environment Planning Program, we achieved the only 5-star rating in Australia for Urban & Regional Planning under the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment. Our work spans the interrelated areas of urban planning, housing, health and well-being, design, development and social policy.

City Futures collaborates with a range of academic researchers, both within UNSW and at universities across Australia, Asia and Europe. Our applied focus also involves strong partnerships with local, state and federal government agencies as well as industry stakeholders and community groups.

City Futures has a robust track record on external research income. Our 2014 receipts totalled $2 million. In the main, this funding is provided by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the NSW Department of Health. Other project sponsors include State government departments, local councils and private companies.

City Futures has strong scholarship credentials. We have authored over 120 refereed publications in the five years to 2014. CFRC Associate Director, Professor Hal Pawson is the Australasian editor of the highly rated international journal Housing Studies.

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