Thought Leadership and Networking

The centre acts as an actual and virtual hub, seeking to bring together practitioners, academics, leaders and other interested people to undertake discussion and implement action that will help in the development of flourishing cities.

Education, Training and Research

CBBC provides both formal and informal learning opportunities.

We offer informal learning through seminars, mentoring and learning communities, workshops, and gatherings.

Through partnerships with universities and colleges, the centre will offer accredited units towards both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It will have the capacity to offer supervisory support for Masters by Research and Doctoral students.

The centre also carries out commissioned and other research into particular areas of interest, including domestic and global concerns.

Results of conversations and research will be disseminated through:

  • periodic reports
  • whitepapers
  • blogs
  • podcasts
  • and interaction on social media.


CBBC’s in-house consultancy practice provides expert, in-depth and diverse knowledge to reach meaningful outcomes that will benefit your stakeholders.

We provide consultancy in:

  • Community development
  • Place-making
  • Urban planning
  • Architecture
  • Sustainability
  • Design
  • Leadership development
  • Strategic and creative thinking

We are also able to provide support for team-building, change management, and external and internal relationships.

Media and Communications

The CBBC media arm contributes to publications, podcasts, videos, and social media to communicate the latest research and ideas on developing thriving cities and communities.

Our vision

We see a world where a community can be a place of flourishing

Where everyone has
Their basic needs met
The opportunity to live a purposeful life
A sense of belonging to place and to others
The ability to contribute
The opportunity to lament and celebrate
A growing connection to meaning or spirituality
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Who we are

About us

The centre is a group of urban thinkers, practitioners and leaders who are working together to shape cities and urban environments where people and communities can thrive and flourish. As a group of ‘pracademics’ (reflective practitioners and thinkers), we are committed to the goal of flourishing urban environments.
Read more about us and meet our team

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+61 497 925 722
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597 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VICTORIA 3122
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