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Southern Cities Research Centre

MSSI has supported the development of a research network of academics, industry and government representatives and students to help facilitate the development of a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary centre to improve future urban outcomes in cities in the southern hemisphere. With hubs in Brazil and Australia, the Centre aims to explain complex urban problems and trends shared by many cities and to communicate transformative research findings to academic and practice-based audiences. This research privileges the twin principles of equity and sustainability in order to address widening inequality and pressing environmental concerns that impact our ‘southern cities’. The work is also underscored by analytics and design methodologies that promote critical and propositional exploration of alternative urban futures.