Welcome to the Hugo Centre for Population and Housing at the University of Adelaide.

About us

The Hugo Centre is an international research hub dedicated to addressing the global challenge of population change. Our mission is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research on population and housing issues.

Within the Hugo Centre falls the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) and AHURI Research Centre (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute).

what we do


From accessibility/ remoteness and spatial analysis to research and fieldwork, please contact us to find out how we can assist you.

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Research and impact

Our research advances basic knowledge and informs public debate and decision making in Australia and around the world.

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Find out more about the researchers and experts behind the Hugo Centre for Population and Housing.

Meet the team

Latest news



South Australia's Multicultural Story

An interactive story map developed by the Hugo Centre in collaboration with Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Premier and Cabinet South Australia has recently been published which interactively explores the post World War II history of migration to South Australia and the characteristics of the migrants who have made South Australia their home.



Assisting Older People at Risk of Homelessness

In late December 2015, Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG), in partnership with CHURP, was successful in our funding submission to The Wicking Trust to run an Australia-wide project called The Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project.



Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) awarded major funding

Congratulations to the team at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for securing research funding for seven different projects!