City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment


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Housing and new technologies: block chain, robots and artificial intelligence
29 January 2020
Professor Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain The 2007 global financial crisis has had a strong impact on housing in many countries, especially in the form of evictions and unaffordability, which are leading to important changes – not only economic, but also territorial and in values. In this ...
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Seminar - Unpacking the UK Housing 'Crisis': Understanding the case for re-assessing policy options
25 October 2019
Professor Kenneth Gibb - University of Glasgow & Director, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)Convention in the UK among housing economists blames unaffordability, shortages and the widely described housing crisis as the fault of supply, land, planning, monopoly builders, etc. While this orthodoxy has been contested since at least ...
Seminar - Is it time for consensual approaches to minimum standards in housing?
27 May 2019
Prof Mark Stephens; The Urban Institute, Heriot-Watt University, EdinburghHousing policy generally aims to secure "a decent home for every family at a price within their means." But what constitutes a "decent home"? Minimum standards for buildings and statutory definitions of overcrowding generally reflect professional opinion, even though the notion of ...
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Housing economics for non-economists lecture: Laurence Troy & Laura Crommelin
4 April 2019
In May, Dr Laurence Troy and Dr Laura Crommelin will be presenting at the Shelter NSW Housing economics for non-economists lecture series, discussing recent City Futures research on housing affordability and economic productivity. The lecture is one of four in the series, covering topics related to housing, planning and taxation: ...
Seminar - Exploring The Ethics of Welfare Conditionality
16 October 2018
Dr Beth Watts, Senior Research Fellow, Heriot Watt University, EdinburghWelfare conditionality is now a firmly established mainstream policy tool in North America, Australia, and across Europe. Its deployment within the UK social security system has been linked to austerity politics, and the rise of foodbanks and destitution. The use of ...