City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment


Affordable Housing Conference
9 May 2018
The 2018 conference theme – Everybody’s Home – highlights the current and growing shortfall of accessible and affordable housing in Australia across the entire housing continuum. Over two days, housing professionals from the private, not for profit, and government sectors will come together to share expertise and find out about ...
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Master of City Analytics program launched
27 September 2017
As cities scramble to house a rapidly growing population, urban planners will need to harness big data and new technologies to design for the future. Led by Professor Chris Pettit, and now enrolling for 2018, UNSW’s new Master of City Analytics will teach urban planners, engineers and built environment experts ...
Four courses from four Master degrees in four semesters – new UNSW postgrad package
27 September 2017
Are you an urban policy or planning or housing professional ambitious to progress your career in this field? UNSW’s new Graduate Certificate in Advanced City Policy and Practice could help you do just that. ACPP is a bite-sized post-grad program targeted towards mid-career staff in relevant government agencies, local councils, ...
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Rental Vulnerability Index launched in Brisbane
28 June 2017
Devised by CFRC and launched on 17 May, the new Queensland Rental Vulnerability Index is a new tool for measuring and mapping problems in our rental housing system. ‘Rental vulnerability’ is defined here as the vulnerability of persons to problems that may make their rental housing unaffordable, insecure or inappropriate, ...
City Futures Wins National Planning Institute of Australia Award for Planning Excellence
4 May 2017
City Futures Research Centre has been awarded the Planning Institute of Australia National Award for Planning Excellence for their work on ‘Renewing the Compact City: Economically viable and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment in a complex multi-stakeholder environment’.The 2017 Award for Planning Excellence was for the ‘Cutting Edge Research ...
Prof Hal Pawson appointed to CaCHE Advisory Panel
26 April 2017
CFRC’s Professor Hal Pawson has been appointed to an Advisory Panel to oversee a GBP 7.5 million housing research program shortly commencing in the UK. The initiative, funded largely by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is named the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). Led by Glasgow ...
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Greater Sydney Commission's Draft District Plans
18 April 2017
The Draft District Plans contain a large number of new and potentially ground-breaking ideas and proposals. Given the scope of these proposals, we have limited our comments to areas with which the Centre has a particular interest or experience.Click here to read our submission.*Imaged sourced from Leaflet and OpenStreetMap.
City Future Rising Star
Rising star rises again
3 April 2017
Three years after becoming Built Environment’s first ever Future Fellowship recipient, and one of two Rising Stars in the Faculty, City Futures’ Senior Research Fellow Dr Hazel Easthope is now being recognised as one of UNSW’s inaugural assembly of 21 Scientia Fellows. The UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program was set up ...
City Futures Director Bill Randolph speaks at the WSROC Liveability Forum
13 March 2017
City Futures Director Bill Randolph spoke at the WSROC Liveability Forum with Heather Nesbitt, Social Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission and Meredith Jones, Director Engagement, Greater Sydney Commission.Click here to download Bill's presentation.
UNSW wins big in 2016 AHURI research funding round
6 March 2017
Along with other UNSW colleagues, CFRC is celebrating a bumper crop of funding approvals in this year’s Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute funding round. These will underpin projects rolling out in 2017 and 2018. In their research on ‘Housing and Digital Disruption’ a team led by CFRC’s Professor Chris ...