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The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) is a consortium of individuals and institutions dedicated to the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation from an urban perspective. UCCRN members are scholars and experts from universities and research organisations, spanning a broad range of disciplines, together with practitioners and others in the front line of climate change effects.

The network is designed to enhance cutting-edge scientific, economic, and planning-related research and to promote knowledge sharing among researchers and urban decision-makers as well as other stakeholders about the impacts of climate change on cities and smaller communities. UCCRN’s goal is to lead an on-going, sustained global city-focused assessment and solutions program, to provide cities and regional communities with the knowledge they need to effectively respond to climate change.


The UCCRN Australian Oceania Hub

The UCCRN Australian Oceania Hub is a platform to promote a co-ordinated climate change response based on knowledge sharing and collaboration between  scholars, institutions, city and local government, industry and those in the front line of climate change effects. The Hub will enable local initiatives in Australia and the wider Oceania region to inform local initiatives in other countries and vice versa.

The Hub is fundamentally not an institution and does not seek to dominate the field, assert its own individuality or engage in research that excludes participation. Rather, it acknowledges the richness and diversity of Australia’s many researchers and practitioners and seeks to channel the potency of this resource into a systematic response to climate change. Local and specific solutions are recognised as foundational for lasting solutions that respect and enhance the individuality and personality of the landscape, cities and people that comprise our Region. 

Our initial group of academics hail from the following institutions





Breakdown of research groups

 Macquarie University

  • Centre for Financial Risk

Monash University

  • Climate Works Australia
  • Monash Sustainability Institute

Southern Cross University

  • School of Environment, Science and Engineering

University of Canberra

  • Canberra Urban and Regional Futures

The University of Melbourne

  • Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI)

The University of Newcastle, Australia

  • Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability

University of New South Wales

  • The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI)
  • Australian Graduate School of Urbanism
  • CRC for Low Carbon Living
  • Faculty of Built Environment
  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
  • Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI)

University of Technology, Sydney

  • Institute for Sustainable Futures

University of Wollongong, Australia

  • School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences

Connect into the network

Dr. Ken Doust
Prof. Kate Auty
Prof. Barbara Norman