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Associate Professor Simon Pinnegar

Simon  Pinnegar
Director of Discipline

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Phone: +61 2 9385 6042
Fax: +61 2 9385 5935

Simon is an an experienced senior researcher with interests in metropolitan planning, urban regeneration, and affordable housing policy. He takes a lead the Centre’s current work on housing markets and on the Centre’s research on public housing estate renewal, including the longitudinal analysis of the regeneration of Bonnyrigg, tracking resident outcomes tied to NSW’s first housing PPP. He is also a CI on the ARC Linkage project: Implementing Metropolitan Strategies: taking into account housing demand and on an ARC Discovery Project exploring the drivers of suburban reinvestment through the knockdown rebuild process.

Between January 2008 and December 2009, Simon was the Director of the UNSW-UWS AHURI Research Centre, and following rotation to our partner UWS, currently serves as the node’s Deputy Director. He has worked on, and led, a number of AHURI projects in recent years, including NRV3 Housing affordability for lower income Australians (Yates et al, 2007; Burke and Pinnegar, 2007) and as principal investigator on research into the potential for shared equity/shared homeownership initiatives in Australia (Pinnegar et al, 2008; 2009) and into the role of partnership working in the design and delivery of housing policy (Pinnegar et al, 2011). Research activity is complemented by teaching on the Masters of Planning course and supervision and joint supervision of six PhD students.

Simon graduated from the University of Oxford in 1992 with First Class Honours in geography, and subsequently completed an MSc in Geographical Information Systems at Keele University and an MA in geography (passed with distinction) from Carleton University and his PhD from University College London in 1999. His thesis examined how theoretical concepts of sustainable development became translated and presented through initial development, design and construction of a major visitor attraction created as part of the UK millennium celebrations.

Prior to joining City Futures in 2005, Simon was a Senior Research Officer at the Department for Communities and Local Government (then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) working across housing, urban policy and sustainable communities directorates. His remit involved analytical support and strategic briefing primarily on aspects of housing market analysis, urban regeneration and renewal, urban design, and the management of a wide variety of Government research commissions including national evaluations.

Publications

Books

Davison G; Gurran N; Van Den Nouwelant R; Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Bramley G; Australian H; UNSW-AHURI RC, 2012, Affordable housing, urban renewal and planning: Emerging practice in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales

Book Chapters

Legacy C; Pinnegar S; Tice A; Vizel I, 2014, 'Beyond the boundaries of strategic interest', in "Steele W; Alizadeh T; Eslami-Andargoli L; Serrao-Neumann S" (ed.), Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change, Routledge, pp. 150-161, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415704397/

Pinnegar S, 2013, 'Neighbourhood Planning', in "Smith SJ" (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, edn. 1st, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 78-84, 10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00526.9

Pinnegar S; Freestone R; Randolph B, 2010, 'Suburban reinvestment through 'knockdown rebuild' in Sydney', in Research in Urban Sociology, pp. 205-229, 10.1108/S1047-0042(2010)0000010011

Journal articles

Crommelin L; Bunker R; Troy L; Randolph B; Easthope H; Pinnegar S, 2017, 'As compact city planning rolls on, a look back: lessons from Sydney and Perth', Australian Planner, vol. 54, pp. 115-125, 10.1080/07293682.2017.1319869

Troy L; Easthope H; Randolph B; Pinnegar S, 2017, '‘It depends what you mean by the term rights’: strata termination and housing rights', Housing Studies, vol. 32, pp. 1-16, 10.1080/02673037.2016.1171827

Bunker R; Crommelin L; Troy L; Easthope H; Pinnegar S; Randolph B, 2017, 'Managing the transition to a more compact city in Australia', International Planning Studies, vol. 22, pp. 384-399, 10.1080/13563475.2017.1298435

van den Nouwelant R; Davison G; Gurran N; Pinnegar S; Randolph B, 2015, 'Delivering affordable housing through the planning system in urban renewal contexts: converging government roles in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales', Australian Planner, vol. 52, pp. 77-89, 10.1080/07293682.2014.914044

Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Freestone R, 2015, 'Incremental urbanism: Characteristics and implications of residential renewal through owner-driven demolition and rebuilding', Town Planning Review, vol. 86, pp. 279-301, 10.3828/tpr.2015.18

van den Nouwelant R; Davison G; Gurran N; Pinnegar S; Randolph B, 2014, 'Delivering affordable housing through the planning system in urban renewal contexts: converging government roles in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales', Australian Planner, 10.1080/07293682.2014.914044

Randolph B; Pinnegar S; Tice A, 2013, 'The First Home Owner Boost in Australia: A Case Study of Outcomes in the Sydney Housing Market', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 31, pp. 55-73, 10.1080/08111146.2012.711554

Pinnegar S, 2012, 'For the City? The Difficult Spaces of Market Restructuring Policy', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 12, pp. 281-297, 10.1080/14616718.2012.709434

Seelig T; Thompson A; Burke T; Pinnegar S; McNelis S; Morris A, 2009, 'Final Report 130: Understanding what motivates households to become and remain investors in the private rental market', AHURI Final Report Series, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?Search-Title=&Centre=&Keywords=&Search=Properties&PublicationType=fr&ShowSearch=False&Year=&Search-Summary=&Direction=ASC&Search-Author=&Sort=Search-Tit

Pinnegar S; Easthope H; Randolph WG; Williams PJ; Yates J, 2009, 'Final Report: Innovative financing for homeownership: the potential for shared equity initiatives in Australia', Innovative financing for home ownership, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?ShowSearch=False&Search=Properties&Keywords=&Year=&Centre=&Search-Title=&Search-Summary=&Search-Author=&PublicationType=fr&Sort=Search-Title&Direction=A

Pinnegar S; Easthope H; Randolph B; Williams P; Yates J, 2009, 'Innovative financing for homeownership: The potential for shared equity initiatives in Australia', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-112

Pinnegar S, 2009, 'The question of scale in housing-led regeneration: Tied to the neighbourhood?', Environment and Planning A, vol. 41, pp. 2911-2928, 10.1068/a41118

Seelig T; Thompson A; Burke T; Pinnegar S; McNelis S; Morris A, 2009, 'Understanding what motivates households to become and remain investors in the private rental market', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-100

Pinnegar S; Phibbs P, 2008, 'Both sides of the fence: Affordability and the housing pathways of lower-income Australians', Reshaping Australasian Housing Research: Refereed Papers and Presentations from the 2nd Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2007, AHRC 2007

Pinnegar S; Marceau J; Randolph B, 2008, 'Innovation for a carbon constrained city: Challenges for the built environment industry', Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, vol. 10, pp. 303-315

Pinnegar S; Quintal D; Milligan V; Williams PJ; Randolph WG; Yates J, 2008, 'Innovative financing for home ownership: the potential for shared equity initiatives in Australia (Positioning Paper 106)', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?Search-Title=&Centre=&Keywords=&Search=Properties&PublicationType=pp&ShowSearch=False&Year=&Search-Summary=&Direction=ASC&Search-Author=&Sort=Search-Tit

Burke T; Pinnegar S; Phibbs P; Neske C; Gabriel M; Ralston L; Ruming K, 2007, 'Experiencing the housing affordability problem: blocked aspirations, trade-offs and financial hardships', AHURI Final Report No. 9: National Research Venture3: Housing affordability for lower income Australians, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_nrv3_research_paper_9

Randolph WG; Pinnegar S; Yates J; Milligan V; Berry M; Burke T; Gabriel M; Phibbs P, 2007, 'Housing affordability: A 21st Century Problem', AHURI Final Report No. 105 National REsearch Venture 3: Housing affordability for lower income Australians

Pinnegar S; Freestone R, 2007, 'Identifying Australian sites of urban planning heritage: results from a national web-based survey', Australian Planner, vol. 44, pp. 36-42

Pinnegar S, 2006, 'Are complex programs the best response to complex policy issues?', Australasian Housing Researchers Conference

Conference Papers

Troy L; Randolph B; Pinnegar S; Easthope H, 2015, 'Planning the End of the Compact City?', 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/Troy-L.compressed2.pdf

Randolph B; Troy L; Pinnegar S; Easthope H, 2015, 'Renewing the Compact City: Who can afford it?', in Renewing the Compact City: Who can afford it?, State of Australian Cities, Gold Coast, presented at State of Australian Cities, Gold Coast, 09 - 11 December 2015

Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Tice A, 2014, 'Surveying household flows in metropolitan Sydney: a framework for more responsive strategic planning?', in Surveying household flows in metropolitan Sydney: a framework for more responsive strategic planning?, ENHR 2014, Edingburgh, presented at ENHR 2014, Edingburgh, 01 - 04 July 2014, http://www.enhr2014.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Book-of-Abstracts-updated-Oct-2014.pdf

Pinnegar S, 2013, 'Negotiating the complexities of redevelopment through the everyday experiences of residents: the incremental renewal of Bonnyrigg, Sydney', 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, 26 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings-and-powerpoint-presentations/

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

Bunker RC; Tice AJ; Pinnegar S, 2009, 'Market or Market Place?', in 4th State of Australian Cities Conference, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 - 27 November 2009, http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/cf/publications/presentations/attachments/SOAC09Bunker_Tice_Pinnegar.pdf

Ruming K; Randolph WG; Pinnegar S; Judd BH, 2007, 'Delivering Sustainable Renewal in Australia`s Middle and Outer Suburbs', in State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 28 - 30 November 2007

Pinnegar S, 2007, 'Dragging our heels?: Progress towards subregional housing market strategies and assessment', in State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2007, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 28 - 30 November 2007

Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

Pinnegar S, (ed.), 2006, 'Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2006', in Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2006, Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2006, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2006, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 19 - 21 June 2006

Reports

Hulse K; Pinnegar S, 2015, Housing markets and socio -spatial disadvantage: an Australian perspective, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_myrp704_rp6

Troy L; Randolph B; Crommelin L; Easthope H; Pinnegar S, 2015, Renewing the Compact City: Economically viable and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia

Troy L; Easthope H; Randolph B; Pinnegar S, 2015, Renewing the Compact City: Interim Report, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia

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

Pinnegar S; randolph B; legacy C; tice A, 2013, Implementing Metropolitan Planning Strategies: Taking into account local housing demand – Survey Report, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney

Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Legacy C; Tice A; Pinnegar S, 2013, Implementing metropolitan planning strategies: taking into account local housing demand - Techincal Report, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney

Pinnegar S; van den Nouwelant R; Judd B; Randolph B, 2013, Understanding Housing and Location Choices of Retiring Australians in the "Baby Boom" Generation, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://www.treasury.gov.au/PublicationsAndMedia/Publications/2012/housing-in-the-baby-boom-generation

Legacy C; Van den Nouwelant R; pinnegar S; randolph B, 2012, Review of international 'best practice' cited in the NSW Green Paper on planning reforms, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney

Pinnegar S; Ruming K; Randolph WG, 2008, Building Stronger Communities 2007-2010 Baseline Report

Randolph WG; Pinnegar S; Tice AJ, 2008, Fringe, renewal trends: briefing

Randolph WG; Pinnegar S; Tice AJ, 2008, Our Changing City. Sydney: A Census Overview 2001-2006, City Futures Research Report

Freestone R; Garnaut C; Marsden S; Pinnegar S, 2007, Urban and Town Planning Thematic Heritage Study, for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney, Urban and Town Planning Thematic Heritage Study, for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage

Conference Presentations

Troy LJ; Crommelin L; Randolph B; Easthope H; Pinnegar S; Bunker R, 2016, 'Delivering the numbers: Urban renewal, the market and the planning process', in Delivering the numbers: Urban renewal, the market and the planning process, PIA NSW State Conference, Newcastle, presented at PIA NSW State Conference, Newcastle, 13 - 14 October 2016

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