Why do some urban spaces thrive while others fade away. What effect does good urban design have and how can innovation shape the way we build our urban spaces. AUDRC is committed to to addressing these questions. At AUDRC, innovative design strategies are tested within real world urban conditions where the lived experience of residents and citizens is a vital element of the design process. Through the use of bespoke design engagement tools communities are invited to participate and contribute to the consultation process to facilite trust and foster ownership of outcomes. In providing a nexus between clients, community and the designers of tomorrow both local and international, AUDRC is stategically placed as the 'go to' resource for urban expertise.