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Our Work

Our offering


Our areas of expertise

  • Public Policy – a diverse range of policy topics including social policy, housing policy and local and regional development policy
  • Community Development and Social Impact – participatory democracy, community mobilisation, grassroots governance, co-design of policies and co-production of services, urban renewal and urban regeneration
  • Intergovernmental Relations, Governance and Partnerships – multi-level governance; metropolitan reforms and metropolitan governance; rescaling the state; public-private partnerships; institutional restructuring; strategic collaboration, cross-border alliances and growth coalitions
  • Local Government Studies – the nature, role and effectiveness of local government; national and international comparative local government practice, local government in developing countries; local government and economic development
  • Urban Studies, Housing Studies and Urban Planning – new urban trends and challenges arising from contemporary patterns of urbanisation, including the implications for urban theory, urban policy, urban politics, urban marginality and urban political economy
  • Organisational Ethics and the Public Sector – governance and oversight; ethical theorising; and the public sector and codes of conduct.


UTS:IPPG research, reports and manuals are available here.