The Australasian Cities Research Network (ACRN) was established in the early 2000s with the aim of promoting, fostering, championing, and disseminating research relevant to Australian cities and regions. This is achieved via the State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference which has been running since 2003. Membership of the ACRN is open to all those engaged in research which is relevant to Australian cities and regions. The ACRN Committee is made up of academics from around Australia who volunteer their time to oversee the continuation of the SOAC conference and to represent their respective planning programs. ACRN is committed to geographical and gender diversity. Currently, the ACRN is co-convened by Prof. Nicole Gurran and Assoc. Prof. Paul Maginn. In addition to Dr Sebastien Darchen, the committee also includes: Prof. Emma Baker, Dr Matthew Rofe, Prof. Paul Burton, Prof. Jago Dodson, and Elizabeth Adamczyk.