The Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group brings together researchers interested in the history and planning of cities from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Its purpose is to facilitate dialogue between those working in scholarly and public spheres, to build collaborative projects, to communicate academic announcements, and to share resources of interest to researchers and teachers. AUHPHG has also organised a national conference since 1993, on a biennial basis since 1996. The most recent conference was in February 2012, hosted in Perth by the University of Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia.