About the Partner
npj Urban Sustainability is part of the Nature Partner Journals series and is published by Springer Nature in partnership with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, founded in 1887, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. RMIT has eight thematic areas of research foci called Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs). ECPs are multi-disciplinary cross-university vehicles for growing and nurturing excellent research capability with the express purpose of deploying the capability to deliver benefits to the world beyond the academic community. One of these priority areas is the Urban Futures ECP. Staff affiliated with the Urban Futures ECP have expertise in civil engineering, property and construction, architecture, design, urban planning, public policy, geography, economics, environmental science, spatial analysis and sociology.
The Center for Urban Research at RMIT was formed in 2012 by urban researchers from across RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies to collaborate as part of a national hub for applied and policy-relevant urban research. CUR is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research, with staff expertise in urban planning, public policy geography, economics, environmental sciences, spatial analysis, history and sociology. CUR provides leadership at RMIT University in the study of critical urban issues, and is also successful in building connections with industry, not-for-profits and government.