Developing a scientific understanding of cities in a fast urbanizing world is essential for planning sustainable urban systems. The Urban Science Lab @ Sydney is part of the Urbanism Co-Labs, and has at its core research focus a dual empirical (data driven) and theoretical (model driven) approach to further the understanding of cities.

The Lab draws on an interdisciplinary expertise base in urban economics, quantitative geography, transport and infrastructure systems, housing markets, and urban structure modelling, coupled with a translational methodological base drawing from physics, complex systems modelling, visualization design, and big data and machine learning approaches. The Lab tackles the modelling, analytics, and informatics agendas with a uniquely urban/spatial focus, and contributes an evidence base for urban and housing policy.

Recent Projects:

New housing supply, population growth, and access to social infrastructure

Measuring neighbourhood change through residential mobility and employment