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:
- Development and Globalisation
- Environmental Studies and Sustainability
- Economic Geography and Social Inequality
- Social Theory and Spatial Praxis
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Contact the Postgraduate Coordinator for Geography