Research Partners

Current Partner-led research projects

NGAA will offer the opportunity for members to “opt in” to research programs if possible, as each project progresses.

Updated October 2019

Topic Description Duration Source Status

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Inquiry Panel - Urban Productivity and Affordable Rental Housing Supply

University of Sydney, RMIT, Swinburne

End 2019  

Complete - see report here


Life Science

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (called Life Course Centre or LCC) is investigating the critical factors underlying disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery.

The aim is to identify the drivers of disadvantage, characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families and across generations, and to develop innovative solutions to reduce disadvantage.

2019-2026 ARC Centre of Excellence: University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia Funding successful
Infrastructure Incubator

The Henry Halloran Trust (HHT) at Sydney University has begun a 3 year research incubator project on Infrastructure Governance.

The focus of the incubator project is to better understand infrastructure governance balanced with the growth of sustainable, prosperous and socially just cities. Greater Sydney and Greater Melbourne will be used as case studies and living labs to test frameworks and potential models.

We look forward to future involvement with HHT as the research program is confirmed.

2019-21 3 years Henry Halloran Trust at University of Sydney Underway
Future Earth Australia

Future Earth Australia, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, has undertaken an ambitious process of consultation across the Australian landscape of urban practitioners, researchers, stakeholders and communities to produce the Urban Systems Transformation Decadal Plan.

Based on the vision Australians have for their cities and their future, the Plan outlines six strategies to transform our settlements into powerful drivers for just and equitable sustainable development.

1. Have a vision for our cities and regions to drive progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

2. Build an integrated national urban knowledge system that links research, policy and practice.

3. Strengthen local urban and regional innovation systems to engage with the research sector.

4. Build the urban knowledge management infrastructure to facilitate information sharing and best practice.

5. Support new capability and capacity for cross-sectoral urban knowledge, development and sharing.

6. Embed stakeholder and community engagement in knowledge building, policy and practice.

2018-19 Australian Academy of Science

Completed - see report here:

10 Year Strategy for Urban Systems Transformation