The Environmental & Social Planning Research Group (ESPRG), located in The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, conducts qualitative and quantitative research into solving problems at the society-environment interface and environmental and urban planning responses.  The group has expertise in socio-economic modelling and urban and environmental policy analysis, with specialisation in urban modelling, environmental law, policy and planning, development planning and climate adaptation planning. The EPRG has expertise in multidisciplinary quantitative and qualitative research, multiscalar issues, and international contexts (e.g. Australia, USA, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, PNG, Melanesia). The group has strong links with other research in Geography, Population and Environmental Management.

The groups research priorities are;
  • Climate Adaptation Planning in Cities, Coasts and Rural Regions
  • Environmental and Social Planning in Asia-Pacific Cities
  • Environmental and Social Planning in Resource Regions

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