China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development

The Asia-Pacific region will experience immense urbanisation over the next 20 years.

The China−Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CAC_SUD) is an international research centre exploring how Asia-Pacific cities can plan for and manage sustainable growth.

Collaboration with governments, private-sector organisations and research institutions around the world enables CAC_SUD to develop innovative programs and policy recommendations of relevance to Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific region.

In December 2012, Australia and the People’s Republic of China celebrated the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The Australian Government’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, released in October 2012, illustrates the potential and ongoing benefits of a long-term relationship between Australia and the world’s fastest-growing economy.

The CAC_SUD partnership reflects how collaboration between researchers in Australia and China can help build better Asia-Pacific urban environments.

If you are a student, researcher or partner with an interest in our work, contact us.

Cities in the Asia-Pacific region experience rapid growth, a defining feature with profound implications for people everywhere.’

  • Our research

    Our Research

    CAC_SUD is a world-class multidisciplinary research-intensive centre that focuses on sustainable development in increasingly urbanised Asia-Pacific nations.

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  • News and events

    News and events

    CAC_SUD stages seminars, lectures and other public events to increase awareness of its work in supporting the sustainable growth of Asia-Pacific nations.

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  • Our people

    Our people

    The Centre’s researchers and students work in a dynamic team environment with a high-performance culture that encourages innovative thinking and high-quality outcomes.

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Areas of study and research

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