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Future Cities

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:

•        Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL)

•        Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)

•        AusMob Australian Mobilities Network

•        Transport, Health and Urban Design Hub

•        Women in Transport Leadership

•        Getting to Yes: Overcoming barriers to affordable family friendly housing in the central city

•        Research Unit in Public Cultures

•        Thrive Research Hub

•        Urban Environments Research Network

•        Spatial@Melbourne

 

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.

 

Research Convenors









MSSI AT THE 9TH WORLD URBAN FORUM

The Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attracted about 22,000 participants from 165 countries.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CITIES INQUIRY

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.

THE DISABILITY INCLUSIVE CITY

Investigating the impacts of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on Australia’s cities and urban regions.

NEW URBAN LEVERS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS

What new urban levers can the Victorian state rapidly deploy to address Melbourne's homelessness crisis?