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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Research Reports

2010

Kiem AS, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought and the future of rural communities: Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia. Report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia', NCCARF: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, pp122, NCCARF 14/10th 

McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, O'Neill P,  Blackmore K,  King R, Dimeski B,  Askew L and Webber L (2010) Indicators of Social Vulnerability: SDAP Composite Score 2006, 2007, 2008, Hunter Region Sections 1 and 2. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region). Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. Pp. 65; 3 tables.

McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, O'Neil, M,  Blackmore K,   King R, Dimeski B and Askew L (2010)
Indicators of Social Vulnerability: SDAP Composite Score 2006, 2007, 2008, Hunter Region Section 3. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney.  Pp. 23 ; 21 maps

O'Neill P, McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, Blackmore K, King R and Dimeski B (2010) Indicators of Social Vulnerability: Change in SDAP Composite Score 2006-2008, Hunter Region. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. Pp 41; 11 figures; 1 table.

Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, O'Neill P, Blackmore K and King R (2010) Indicators of Social Vulnerability: Comparison of SDAP Composite Score, Hunter Region, 2008 and Census Composite Score, Hunter Region, 2006. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. Pp 16; 11 graphs.

Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, O'Neill P, Blackmore K and King R (2010) Indicators of Social Vulnerability 2006-2008, Hunter Region: Summary Report. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. Pp. 15.


2009

Hartman D, Cameron J, Bill A, Crofts P and Holland B (2009) Engaged Research at the University of Newcastle, Report to the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) The University of Newcastle, NSW Australia, May 2009.

McGuirk PM, O'Neill P, Mee KJ, Judd T and King R (2009)  Census Indicators or Social Vulnerability 2001 and 2006: CURS/URC Composite Score, Hunter Region. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. Pp. 121  ; 96 maps; 3 Tables

McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, O'Neill P, Judd T and King R (2009)  Census Indicators or Social Vulnerability 2001 and 2006: CURS/URC Composite Score, Hunter Region: Appendix. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. Pp. 46; 96 maps; 3 Tables

O'Neill P, Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, Judd T and King R (2009) Census Indicators or Social Vulnerability 2001 and 2006: CURS/URC Composite Score, Hunter Region: Summary Report. Report written for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Hunter Region) and the Regional Managers Network (Hunter Region) Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle and the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney.  Pp. 9.

Mee KJ, McGuirk PM and Judd T (2009) Travel Flows In, Around and To the Central Coast, report written for the NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Central Coast).

Mee KJ, McGuirk PM and Judd T (2009) Identifying Possible Intervention Points, report written for the NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Central Coast).

Barraket J, Melville R, Wright S, Scott M, Richardson S, Carey G, Thornton S and Hodge P (2009) 'Engaging with learning: Understanding the impact of practice based learning exchange', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 47pages

Hartman D,  Cameron J, Bill A, Crofts P and Holland B (2009) Engaged Research at the University of Newcastle, Report to the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) The University of Newcastle, NSW Australia, May 2009 (92 pages).

Hodge P and Instone L (2009) Course Development: Internationalisation of the MEBM and MEnvMgt Programs – Curriculum mapping exercise', Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle.


2008

Cameron J (with Gerrard J) (2008) Thinking and Practising Values: Community Enterprises in the Food Sector, Report on the 'Community Enterprises in the Food Sector' Workshop, 29 August 2008, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle, ISBN 978-0-9804242-1-8 (53 pages).
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Mee KJ, McGuirk PM and Judd T (2008) Identifying Issues of Concern in the Central Coast, report written for the NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Central Coast).McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, Judd T (2008) Central Coast Demographic Overview, report written for the NSW Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Central Coast).


2007

O'Neill P, McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, Wright S, Markwell K and Momtaz S (2007) Urban Development and the Lower Hunter: Understanding Context, Connections and Flows, (pp. 300+)

Ong'wen O and Wright S (2007) Small Farmers and the Future of Sustainable Agriculture. EcoFair Trade Dialogue Discussion Paper No. 7.  Heinrich Böll Foundation: Berlin