We are an interdisciplinary research centre providing innovative research solutions to the urban development challenges - economic, social, environmental and cultural – which Aotearoa New Zealand faces. We are currently focused on how to maximise wellbeing from public housing.

Our research centre is a collaborative partnership, led by the University of Otago, Wellington with Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, Motu and BRANZ.

We also partner with Māori urban authorities, iwi, community and regional councils and territorial local authorities

We work with national policy agencies and advise on national frameworks that can improve wellbeing and urban sustainability.