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Policy Studies

A multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary cluster that offers research and teaching in a range of public policy areas which include the urban, housing, environmental and transport dimensions of public policy which addresses pressing and emerging theoretical and policy issues both locally and globally. Draws on the talents of an interdisciplinary team of urban sociologists, urban planners, geographers, surveyors, environmental specialist, housing managers, architects and real estate researchers. Active engagement with the international academic communities and local policy communities in organizing conferences and other knowledge transfer activities as well as participating in government advisory bodies, NGO, local think tanks and professional institutes. Research themes include city and the neighbourhood, housing policy, urban sustainability, regional development, segregation and urban justice, environmental governance, city culture and the creative city.