Cities Research Institute (CRI)

Griffith University

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Shadow of a man looking overlooking a city

The Cities Research Institute is the pre-eminent Australian centre for trans-disciplinary research on the integration of infrastructure, place making and community and economic development in cities. Building on existing strengths and forging new partnerships with industry, government and community organisations, the Institute is working to meet the challenges contemporary cities face. The range of the CRI’s expertise and experience is captured in its three core themes of intelligent infrastructure, quality places and transforming communities, which will guide its research in the future.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Urban planning and management
  • Expertise in urban infrastructure
  • Design, construction and development of the built enviroment
  • Civil engineering
  • Building construction management and project planning
  • Renewable power and energy systems
  • Environmental management
  • Expertise in behavioural change at individual and community levels

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (N78) 3.11, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, 4111

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

  • Selected by the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research to host the 2017 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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