The Future Cities Research Cluster within the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute is a whole-of-university research group seeking to investigate and generate best-practice, policy-relevant evidence to understand and effectively respond to the challenges facing urban environments. To do this, cross-faculty research teams work closely with decision-makers and practitioners to identify and seek solutions to the wide range of complex sustainability-related problems associated with current and future cities, both in Australia and globally.
Image credit: Anton Malishev, City of Melbourne
Substantial research programs connected to the Future Cities Research Cluster include:
Throughout the year the Future Cities Research Cluster hosts and supports a range of activities, including public lectures and lunchtime seminars, collaborative workshops and Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN) Forum and mentoring opportunities.
The Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attracted about 22,000 participants from 165 countries.
MSSI, in partnership with Chancellery, has led a submission to the Federal Parliamentary inquiry into the Australian Government’s Role in the Development of Cities.
Investigating the impacts of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on Australia’s cities and urban regions.