Geography and planning

Cutting-edge research balancing human development with the natural environment

Geographers and planners at UWA undertake innovative interdisciplinary research focusing on the interactions between human society and the environment. Our teaching and research encompasses topics of global concern, including urbanisation, development, environmental management and conservation. 

Key research areas

The discipline is focused in two key research areas:


Planning and Transport Research Centre

The Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) conducts collaborative, applied research and teaching in support of policy in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning in Western Australia.

Centre for Regional Development

The Centre for Regional Development at The University of Western Australia focuses on understanding the major economic, social and environmental opportunities and challenges facing rural, regional and remote Australia.



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