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Our Work

The UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and the Centre for Local Government undertake applied social and behavioural and academic research, policy advisory, graduate education and professional development training. 

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.


IPPG and CLG research, reports and manuals are available here.