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Dr Edgar Yue Lap Liu

Edgar Liu
Research Fellow

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Phone: +61 2 9385 4245
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Edgar is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Built Environment's City Futures Research Centre. He joined the Centre in April 2009 soon after completing his PhD in cultural geography (also at the University of New South Wales). His research primarily focuses on assessing the effectiveness of public housing estate regeneration in Australia; service integration and Indigenous housing; affordable housing; housing choice decision-making; and concepts of community and place.

Publications

Books

Pawson H; Milligan V; Liu E; Phibbs P; Rowley S, 2015, Assessing management costs and tenant outcomes in social housing: Recommended methods and future directions

Milligan V; Hulse K; Pawson H; Flatau P; Liu E, 2015, Strategies of Australia's leading not-for-profit housing providers: A national study and international comparison

Judd B; Liu EY; Easthope H; Davy L; Bridge C, 2014, Downsizing amongst older Australians, AHURI Final Report No.214, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70687

Davison G; Legacy C; Liu E; Han H; Phibbs P; Van Den Nouwelant R; Darcy M; Piracha A, 2013, Understanding and addressing community opposition to affordable housing development

Liu E; Easthope H; Australian H; UNSW-UWS RC, 2012, Multi-generation households in Australian cities

Wiesel I; Easthope H; Liu E; Judd B; Hunter E; Australian H; UNSW-UWS RC, 2012, Pathways into and within social housing

Milligan V; Phillips R; Easthope H; Liu E; Memmot P, 2011, Urban social housing for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: Respecting culture and adapting services, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

Book Chapters

Liu EY, 2016, 'Living with the Extended Family: Experiences and Outcomes of Living in Multigenerational Households', in "Liu EY; Easthope H" (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 73-82, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2016, 'Living with the Family in Australian Cities', in "Liu EY; Easthope H" (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 1-13, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Liu EY, 2016, 'Placelessness and the Rigid Perception of Place Identities: Public Toilets as Multi-functional Places', in "Freestone R; Liu EY" (ed.), Place and Placelessness Revisited, edn. Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design, Routledge, New York, pp. 204-219, https://www.routledge.com/Place-and-Placelessness-Revisited/Freestone-Liu/p/book/9781138937116

Easthope H; Liu EY, 2016, 'Recognising Multigenerational Households', in "Liu EY; Easthope H" (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 178-188, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Liu E; Freestone R, 2016, 'Revisiting Place and Placelessness', in "Freestone R; Liu E" (ed.), Place and Placelessness Revisited, Routledge, New York, pp. 1-19

Liu E; Easthope H; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, 'Housing multigenerational households in Australian cities: Evidence from Sydney and Brisbane at the turn of the 21st century', in Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, pp. 21-37

Dufty R; Liu E, 2011, ''Picking blueberries and Indian women go hand in hand': The role of gender and ethnicity in the division of agricultural labour in Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia', in Reshaping Gender and Class in Rural Spaces, pp. 73-90

Journal articles

Liu EY; Judd B; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Challenges in transitioning to low carbon living for lower income households in Australia', Advances in Building Energy Research, 10.1080/17512549.2017.1354780

Easthope H; Liu E; Burnley I; Judd B, 2017, 'Changing perceptions of family: A study of multigenerational households in Australia', Journal of Sociology, vol. 53, pp. 182-200, 10.1177/1440783316635850

legacy C; davison G; Liu EY, 2016, 'Delivering Social Housing: Examining the Nexus between Social Housing and Democratic Planning', Housing, Theory and Society, 10.1080/14036096.2016.1145133

Burnley I; Liu E; Easthope H, 2016, 'Geographies of adult multigenerational family households in metropolitan Sydney', Geographical Research, vol. 54, pp. 391-405, 10.1111/1745-5871.12168

Davison G; Legacy C; Liu E; Darcy M, 2016, 'The Factors Driving the Escalation of Community Opposition to Affordable Housing Development', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 34, pp. 386-400, 10.1080/08111146.2015.1118377

Davison G; Han H; Liu E, 2016, 'The impacts of affordable housing development on host neighbourhoods: two Australian case studies', Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, pp. 1-21, 10.1007/s10901-016-9538-x

Easthope H; Liu E; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, 'Feeling at Home in a Multigenerational Household: The Importance of Control', Housing, Theory and Society, 10.1080/14036096.2015.1031275

Judd B; Liu E; Easthope H; Davy L; Bridge C, 2014, 'Downsizing amongst older Australians', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-197

Milligan V; Easthope H; Liu EY; Green S; Phillips R; Memmott P, 2013, 'How is social housing best delivered to disadvantaged Indigenous people living in urban areas?', AHURI Research & Policy Bulletin, pp. 1-4, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/157

Pinnegar S; Wiesel I; Liu E; Gilmour T; Loosemore M; Judd B, 2011, 'Partnership working in the design and delivery of housing policy and programs', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-101

Wiesel I; Easthope H; Liu EY, 2011, 'Pathways and choice in a diversifying social housing system', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, vol. 137, pp. 1-60, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/70615_pp

Milligan V; Phillips R; Easthope H; Liu E; Memmott P, 2011, 'Urban social housing for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: Respecting culture and adapting services', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-131

Conference Papers

Liu E; Judd B; Mataraarachchi S, 2017, 'Carbon Reduction Programs and Lower Income Households in Australian Cities', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 1541-1550, 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.316

Judd B; Liu E; Easthope H; Bridge C, 2015, 'Retirement Village or the General Community? Downsizing Choices of Older Australians', in Burton P; Shearer H (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Research Network, Gold Coast, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, 09 - 11 December 2015, http://soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Judd..pdf

Judd B; Liu EY; Easthope H; Bridge C, 2014, 'Downsizers and Other Movers: A Comparison of Housing Choices and Outcomes in Later Life', in Downsizers and Other Movers: A Comparison of Housing Choices and Outcomes in Later Life, European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Edinburgh, presented at European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Edinburgh, 02 July - 04 June 2014

Judd B; Liu E; Easthope H; Bridge C, 2014, 'Downsizers and other movers: The housing options, choices and dilemmas of older Australians', in Assistive Technology Research Series, pp. 129-138, 10.3233/978-1-61499-403-9-129

Judd B; Bridge C; Easthope H; Liu E, 2014, 'Downsizing: Motivations, processes and outcomes for older australians', in 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2013: Refereed Proceedings

Judd B; Liu E; Easthope H; Bridge C, 2014, 'Downsizing, Relocating or Staying Put? Housing options, choices and outcomes for older Australians', in Downsizing, Relocating or Staying Put? Housing options, choices and outcomes for older Australians, International Federation of Ageing Conference, Hyderabad, India, presented at International Federation of Ageing Conference, Hyderabad, India, 10 - 13 June 2014

Liu E; Easthope H; Burnley I; Judd B, 2014, 'Multigenerational households in Australian cities: Evidence from Sydney and Brisbane at the turn of the twenty-first century', in 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2013: Refereed Proceedings

Legacy C; Davison G; Liu EY; van den Nouwelant R; Piracha A, 2013, 'Democratic Infrastructure? Delivering affordable housing under Australia’s Social Housing Initiative', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings-and-powerpoint-presentations/

Davison G; Legacy C; Liu EY; van den Nouwelant R; Piracha A, 2013, 'How and why does community opposition to affordable housing development escalate? “Unsupported development” in Parramatta, NSW', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Davison-Social.pdf

Liu EY, 2013, 'The wander years: Estate renewal, temporary relocation and place(less)ness in Bonnyrigg, NSW', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Liu-social.pdf

Judd B; Liu EY; Easthope H; Bridge C, 2013, 'Understanding Downsizing in Later Life and its Implications for Housing and Urban Policy', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Judd-social.pdf

Easthope H; Liu EY; Burnley I; Judd B, 2013, '“We're a family - it makes sense to live together”: Multigenerational households in Sydney and Brisbane', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Edgar-Liu.pdf

Judd S; Liu EY; Easthope H, 2012, 'Navigating a complex housing landscape: University students' housing options, pathways and outcomes', in State of Australian Cities National Conference, Australian Sustainabile Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN), Melbourne, presented at 5th State of Australian Cities Conference 2011, Melbourne, 29 November - 02 December 2011, http://soac2011.com.au/files/papers/SOAC2011_0064_final.pdf

Liu EY, 2011, 'High Density Renewal At A Micro Scale: Sydney’s Family Driven Urban Renewal Market', in Neoliberalism and Urbanization in the Asia Pacific Challenges and Opportunities for Housing: Papers, 2011 Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, Hong Kong, pp. 269-283, presented at 2011 Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference, Hong Kong, 08 - 10 December 2011

Liu E; Pinnegar S, 2010, 'Understanding neighbourhood renewal through people-based outcomes: Setting up a longitudinal panel study at Bonnyrigg, NSW', in 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference

Reports

Liu EY; Judd B; Mataraarachchi S, 2017, RP3038: Lower income barriers to low carbon living - Policy pathways to addressing barriers, Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, Sydney

Liu EY; Judd B, 2017, RP3038 Policy Guide Note: Addressing Australia's worsening energy deprivation, Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, Sydney, http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/resources/crc-publications/fact-sheet/rp3038-policy-guide-note-addressing-australias-worsening

Milligan V; Martin C; Phillips R; Liu EY; Pawson H; Spinney A, 2016, Profiling Australia's Affordable Housing Industry (AHURI Final Report #268), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, Final Report 268, 10.18408/ahuri-7108401

Liu EY; Judd B, 2016, RP3038: Lower income barriers to low carbon living: Summary of focus group and survey findings, Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, Sydney, http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/resources/crc-publications/crclcl-project-reports/rp3038-project-report-2016

Pinnegar S; Liu E; Randolph B, 2013, Bonnyrigg Longitudinal Panel Study First Wave: 2012, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, Research Report

Liu EY; Davison G; Pinnegar S, 2012, Building Stronger Communities final evaluation report, Housing NSW

Pinnegar S; Liu EY; Randolph WG, 2011, MOSAIC Final Report

Other

Liu EY; Judd B, 2017, Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/CCInfrastructure/Submissions

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2013, Multigenerational households in Australia, Queensland Shelter

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2013, Multigenerational households on the rise, Shelter NSW, Sydney, http://www.shelternsw.org.au/publications/doc_download/345-around-the-house-no-92

Conference Presentations

Liu EY; Judd B, 2017, 'Lower income challenges to low carbon living', in Lower income challenges to low carbon living, Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, Wollongong, presented at Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference, Wollongong, 16 - 17 February 2017, http://iree.org.au/session/lower-income-challenges-low-carbon-living-australia/

Judd B; Liu EY; Mataraarachchi S, 2016, 'Barriers to Low Carbon Living for Low-income Older Australians', in Barriers to Low Carbon Living for Low-income Older Australians, European Network for Housing Research, Belfast, presented at European Network for Housing Research, Belfast, 28 June - 01 July 2016

Legacy C; Davison G; Liu E, 2016, 'Delivering Social Housing: Examining the Nexus between Social Housing and Democratic Planning', in Housing, Theory and Society, pp. 324-341, 10.1080/14036096.2016.1145133

Easthope H; Liu E; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, 'Feeling at home in a multigenerational household: The importance of control', in Housing, Theory and Society, pp. 151-170, 10.1080/14036096.2015.1031275

Liu EY; Easthope H; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, '“I’m never alone and lonely”: Multigenerational living in Brisbane, QLD', in “I’m never alone and lonely”: Multigenerational living in Brisbane, QLD, Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Hobart, presented at Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Hobart, 17 - 20 February 2015

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2014, 'Companionship, familial relationships and individuality: Sense of (be)longing in multigenerational households', in Companionship, familial relationships and individuality: Sense of (be)longing in multigenerational households, Seminar on local belonging, University College London, presented at Seminar on local belonging, University College London, 17 - 17 July 2014

Liu EY; Easthope H; Burnley I; Judd B, 2014, 'Negotiating multigenerational bonds: Financial and non-financial outcomes of living in multigenerational households in Australia', in Negotiating multigenerational bonds: Financial and non-financial outcomes of living in multigenerational households in Australia, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 25 - 27 November 2014

Liu EY, 2014, 'Placelessness and the rigid perceptions of place identities', in Placelessness and the rigid perceptions of place identities, Place and placelessness in the 21st century city, Sydney, presented at Place and placelessness in the 21st century city, Sydney, 04 - 04 September 2014

Judd BH; Bridge C; Liu E; Easthope H; Davy L, 2013, 'Downsizing: Barriers and Policy Options for Australia's Ageing Population', in Downsizing: Barriers and Policy Options for Australia's Ageing Population, European Network for Housing Research Conference 2013, Tarragona, Spain, presented at European Network for Housing Research Conference 2013, Tarragona, Spain, 19 June - 22 December 2013, http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/profile/bruce_judd

Judd BH; Bridge C; Davy L; Adams T; Liu EY, 2012, 'Downsizing in Later Life: Myths and Realities Concerning the Movement of Older People in the Housing Market', in ENHR Website, European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Lillehammer, Norway, presented at European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Lillehammer, Norway, 19 - 22 June 2012, http://www.enhr.net/documents/2012%20Norway/WS%2015-Judd.pdf

Liu EY, 2012, 'Long term impacts of migration on housing consumption: a case study of Sydney, Australia 1981-2006', in ENHR Conference 2012 - Housing: Local Welfare and Local Markets in a Globalised World - Book of abstracts, NOVA, Lillehammer, Norway, presented at European Network for Housing Research Conference, Lillehammer, Norway, 24 - 27 June 2012, http://www.xcdtech.com/enhr2012/WS12-16.html

Liu EY; Pinnegar S, 2010, 'Understanding people-based outcomes experiencing neighbourhood renewal: a case of Bonnyrigg, NSW', in Understanding people-based outcomes experiencing neighbourhood renewal: a case of Bonnyrigg, NSW, 5th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Auckland, University of Auckland, presented at 5th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Auckland, University of Auckland, 17 - 19 November 2010

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2010, 'Young Australians in multigenerational households: trends, drivers and implications', in Young Australians in multigenerational households: trends, drivers and implications, New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 05 - 08 July 2010

Liu EY, 2009, 'Using visual methodologies to study abject non-heterosexual performativities', in Using visual methodologies to study abject non-heterosexual performativities, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, QLD, presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Cairns, QLD, 27 - 30 September 2009

Creative Written Works

Liu EY; Ho C; Easthope H, 2017, Contested spaces: living next door to Alice (and Anh and Abdullah), The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/contested-spaces-living-next-door-to-alice-and-anh-and-abdullah-74172

Liu EY; Judd B, 2016, It’s not easy being green, especially when affordable help is so hard to find, The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/its-not-easy-being-green-especially-when-affordable-help-is-so-hard-to-find-62621

Davison G; Liu EY, 2016, Neighbours’ fears about affordable housing are worse than any impacts, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/neighbours-fears-about-affordable-housing-are-worse-than-any-impacts-69291

Liu E; Freestone R, 2016, Sense of place: messier than it ever was, so how do we manage this shifting world?, Sense of place: messier than it ever was, so how do we manage this shifting world?, https://theconversation.com/sense-of-place-messier-than-it-ever-was-so-how-do-we-manage-this-shifting-world-64591

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2016, Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters, The Conversation, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/why-adult-children-stay-at-home-looking-beyond-the-myths-of-kidults-kippers-and-gestaters-68931

Liu E; Van den Nouwelant R, 2015, Don’t fear boarding houses: they’re probably not what you think, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/dont-fear-boarding-houses-theyre-probably-not-what-you-think-49596

Edited Books

2016, Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, Routledge, London, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Freestone R; Liu E, 2016, Place and Placelessness Revisited, Routledge, New York