Urban Frontiers provides world-class collaborative consultancy services on urban systems management, urban policy and development, knowledge and learning, and urban project and professional services management.
Working with a broad scale of clients from international development agencies such as the UN-Habitat and Asian Development Bank, local governments, and small not for profit non-government organizations, we provide global and domestic services to clients on a range of urban frontier development fields.
With over 50 years of experience working in urban sector projects within Australia, Africa and Asian countries, Urban Frontiers directors Brian Roberts and Rosalie Roberts provide a strong business foundation. Formerly having run a successful strategic consulting agency for over 20 years and, along with the support of a small administration and research team, both directors have the skills and knowledge to maintain a successful business partnership. Alongside the directors and Urban Frontiers research team, the company regularly works in collaboration with other companies, organizations and experts in the field.
Secondary cities have recently been the subject of renewed interest by scholars and international development organisations. Today they are no longer defined by population size, but by functionality and connectivity with global and national systems of cities, which has significant influence on the way secondary cities are defined. Written specifically for Cities Alliance, this book investigates the role secondary cities play in the development of global regions and nations. Urban Frontiers director Brian Roberts was the leading author on this publication