Australasian Cities Research Network


The Australasian Cities Research Network (ACRN) was initially known as the Australian Sustainable Cities Network when it was first established in the early 2000s and then the Australian Cities Research Network until 2019. The network’s fundamental aim is to promote, foster, champion, and disseminate research relevant to Australian cities and regions. This is achieved via the State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference which has been running since 2003 when the inaugural conference was held in Sydney.

Since then the SOAC conference has effectively toured the nation’s major metropolitan regions – Brisbane (2005), Adelaide (2007, 2017), Perth (2009, 2019), Sydney (2013), Gold Coast (2015), and Melbourne (2011, 2021).

Papers from all SOAC conferences can be found at the State of Australasian Cities Conferences Collection on APO.