The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) engages in research focused on the complex political, economic, social, cultural and environmental processes and relations that are transforming cities and regions.

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Gibson-Graham J.K, Cameron J and Healy S (2013) Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming our Communities. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis

Instone L, Mee K, Palmer J, Vaughan N and Williams M (2013) Climate change adaptation and the rental sector. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast


Bachmann L, Cruzada B, and Wright S (2009) Food Security and Farmer Empowerment: A Study on the Impacts of Farmer-led Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines. MASIPAG and MISEREOR: Los Banos, Philippines and Aachen, Germany

Sherval M (2009) The Geopolitics of Gold - Narratives of Globalisation and Remote Resource Economies, VDM Verlag, Saarbruecken, Germany


Burarrwanga L, Maymuru D, Ganambarr R, Ganambarr B, Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S, Lloyd K (2008) Weaving Lives Together at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle

Kearns P, Bowman K, Garlick S (2008) The Double Helix of Vocational Education and Training and Regional Development, NCVER, Adelaide


Garlick S, Taylor M and Plummer P (2007) An Enterprising Approach to Regional Growth: Implications for policy and the role of vocational education and training, NCVER, Adelaide,

O'Neill P, McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, Wright S, Markwell K, Momtaz S, King R (2007) Urban Development and the Lower Hunter: Understanding Context, Connections and Flows, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W (359 pages)

Ong'Wen O & Wright S, (2007) Small Farmers and the Future of Sustainable Agriculture, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Berlin, 64