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Research Strategy

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  • Infrastructure
  • Liveability
  • Productivity
  • Sustainability
  • All
A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure
A collaborative cityCollaboration
A city for peoplePeople
Housing the cityHousing
A city of great placesPlaces
A well connected cityConnected
Jobs and skills for the cityJobs
A city in its landscapeLandscape
An efficient cityEfficiency
A resilient cityResilience

The Greater Cities Commission’s Research Strategy sets the direction, priorities and processes for the Commission’s research to help address emerging risks and opportunities across the Six Cities Region.

About the Strategy

Our research will provide new insights and evidence on how best to enhance the liveability, sustainability and productivity of our region, enabling people and the natural environment to thrive alongside each other.

We are collaborating closely with other parts of government, industry, local communities and research partners to deliver outcomes to transform planning and development across the Six Cities Region. We aim to take a transdisciplinary approach to research, looking at the big questions and challenges from a whole-of-system perspective.

View our strategy statement, role, approach, and those we partner with throughout the process.

Priority Research Areas

Our interconnected priority research areas are set to challenge us, and provide potential topics to explore.

Innovation Districts

Innovation Districts create an environment for diverse interactions between individuals, organisations, and institutions. They bring together collaborators, including citizens and people from academic, industry and government sectors, to actively work on research initiatives, bridging local interests with national economic/research agendas and international trade opportunities.

Find out more about our research into Innovation Districts (PDF 2MB).

Discover our Innovation Districts in action.

Research Projects

Find out more

The complete strategy, including our research priorities, approach, partners and information on our Innovation Districts, is available below.

Download the Research Strategy (PDF 2MB)

If you'd like to know about partnership opportunities or have any queries contact our Research Team.