City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment


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Professor Susan Thompson delivers the 2019 Charles Bridges-Webb
30 September 2019
Specialists in Life: Connecting together to create healthy built environments for everyday living. Please click here to view presentation slides. On 31 August, Professor Susan Thompson delivered the 2019 Charles Bridges-Webb oration for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Professor Charles Bridges-Webb was a foundation member of the RACGP ...
City analytics
Value Australia: new project awarded and research positions for hire
5 August 2019
The “Value Australia” CRC project lead by City Futures’ Professor Pettit will support Australia's $6.8 trillion property market, by creating data driven valuation products that, provide better information sooner to homebuyers, investors, businesses and governments whilst reducing costs and risks. Combining research, extensive data assets and using artificial intelligence this ...
New Report - The construction of social housing pathways across Australia
18 July 2019
This report examines the role of policy in shaping social housing pathways (i.e. the changing experience of housing by tenants and their households over time and space) through a review of current social housing operational policies. It considers application processes, eligibility criteria, rent, use of premises, tenant-initiated transfers, portfolio management ...
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New Report - Smart Strathfield Roadmap and City Dashboard
12 July 2019
This project developed and presented a Smart Strathfield Roadmap to support the Council’s objectives of transforming the Strathfield area as a digitally connected and sustainable city. The Smart Strathfield Roadmap report outlined how Council can focus on areas of Connection, Sustainability, and Economic Vitality through thoughtful planning and use of ...
HE CP books
New books by City Futures staff
28 June 2019
Drawing on over 100 interviews she conducted across seven countries, a new book by A/Prof Hazel Easthope – The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living – explores the potential of private apartment developments (condominiums) to play an important role in modern cities and contribute to a positive urban future. Addressing ...
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Presentation - Is it time for consensual approaches to minimum standards in housing?
19 June 2019
This presentation was given at City Futures Research Centre by Mark Stephens, Professor of Public Policy and Director of The Urban Institute at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. SummaryHousing policy generally aims to secure "a decent home for every family at a price within their means." But what constitutes a "decent home"? ...
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CFRC and Built Environment continue to lead the way
13 June 2019
City Futures and Built Environment Planning Program colleagues remain officially recognised as ‘well above world standard’ for research in urban and regional planning (FOR1205). The latest Excellence in Research for Australia rating (March 2019) shows UNSW, along with the University of Melbourne, as the only ERA 5-rated Australian universities in ...
Geoff Roberts
Member of the Order of Australia
12 June 2019
Many congratulations to Adjunct Prof Geoff Roberts on the award of Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List. Geoff’s award was for “significant service to urban planning and development”, reflecting his longstanding role as a senior practitioner in strategic city planning and his current ...
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Cracks in the Compact City: new Linkage Grant awarded to examine building defects in strata
10 July 2018
City Futures has been awarded an ARC Linkage Grant for a two-year project to tackle defects in strata housing. The project aims to address growing concerns that building quality issues are threatening the appeal of higher density multi-unit housing for city dwellers, which could undermine both the trillion dollar strata ...
The Greenway Active Transport Living laboratory
10 July 2018
Earlier this year, Professor Chris Pettit and Dr Ori Gudes have been awarded $20,000 grant from the National Heart Foundation for a study focused on the GreenWay. The GreenWay is a sustainable transport and urban environmental corridor containing a network of footpaths, cycle-ways, parks, playgrounds, bush care sites, cafes, public ...