Professor Nicole Gurran

Director of the AHURI Research Centre—The University of Sydney

Professor Nicole GurranProfessor Nicole Gurran is an urban planner and housing policy analyst. She is Co-Director of the University of Sydney’s multi-disciplinary City Network, and on the Executive Board of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association. She teaches several postgraduate subjects on urban planning and housing within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Professor Gurran has written numerous journal articles and reports on aspects of planning and housing policy, and is the author of the book Australian Urban Land Use Planning; Principles Systems and Practice, now in its second edition.

Professor Gurran has undertaken several studies for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) on housing and sustainable urban development, planning for affordable housing, innovation in the affordable housing sector, and measuring planning system performance in relation to housing provision. Other work, funded by the Australian Research Council, investigates relationships between planning, housing supply, and affordability.