Urban Research Network

Welcome to the Urban Research Network, a multidisciplinary research hub which draws together a community of urban researchers with specialist expertise from across the University of Auckland. We aim to connect the knowledge and skill of researchers at University of Auckland with researchers, policy makers and other interested people at other institutions, allied organisations and agencies across New Zealand and internationally. This network builds on the work of the University’s Transforming Cities thematic research initiative.


General enquiries can be directed to urbanresearch@auckland.ac.nz


  • About Us

    Find out more about the University of Auckland's Urban Research Network.

  • Our People

    Find out the contact details for key Urban Research Network staff and the Management team.

  • Our Researchers

    Our researchers are located in centres and schools across the University. Find out more about them.

  • Building Resilience 2016

    The 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016, with the theme “Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected” will be held Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September 2016 at University of Auckland. Find out more.

  • State of New Zealand Report

    The Urban Research Network is supporting the production of a “State of New Zealand” report produced by researchers throughout New Zealand.

  • Our External Connections

    Urban researchers at University of Auckland have connections with AHURI, UN Habitat and Worldwide Universities Network. Find out more about these organisations.

  • Publications

    Reports and a selection of urban research articles produced by the Transforming Cities research college and Urban Research Network.

  • AHRC2016

    The 9th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2016 was hosted by the Urban Research Network at the University of Auckland, New Zealand from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th February, 2016. Find out more.

  • Transforming Cities Archive

    Information about the Transforming Cities TRI including research teams, selected publications and links to the Housing Bulletin can be found here.


    The New Zealand Early Career Urban Research Network aims to create a supportive and productive environment for early career urban researchers. They form a branch of the AECURN. Find out more.