About the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning
The Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) is a newly established research centre at The University of Adelaide. It comprises a network of researchers, academics and other practitioners whose shared vision is to undertake high quality housing, urban and regional research and disseminate their findings for the betterment of society.
The Centre is headed by Professor Andrew Beer, Professor of Geography at the University of Adelaide.
CHURP team members have backgrounds in geography, sociology, anthropology, environmental management, demography, urban and regional planning, public policy and law.
CHURP researchers have expertise in the fields of:
- housing and people at risk, including homelessness, disability, ageing and gender research
- social inclusion/exclusion
- housing, wellbeing and health
- community wellbeing and social indicators
- regional dynamics and social institutions
- sustainable regions, water, communities and housing into the future
- governance and the social, economic and environmental impacts of globalisation
- housing, social issues and the law
- urban and regional planning
- urban studies
- indigenous housing and workforce engagement
- program/project evaluation
- community engagement