We study economic, urban, social, cultural and population geography. Our focus is on the processes of change in regional economies and human societies – processes that include urbanisation, social and economic development, and dimensions of place and identity.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a tool that supports research in all the above areas. For more information, please view the GIS Facilities web page.
Geography has a broad appeal, from global issues through to local environments.
We are currently involved in the following research areas:
- Globalisation and rural change in the Asia Pacific Region, Oceania and Latin America
- urban labour markets, housing and community development
- the geography of wellbeing
- relationships between place, identity and social cohesion in rural communities of New Zealand
- gender and urban space in New Zealand
- GIS and spatial analysis
For more information, please visit our geography research group web pages:
All students are urged to plan their course of study with the director of Geography before enrolment, as well as during the course of their programme.
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