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Bill Randolph, CFRC Director, addresses CEDA seminar
1 December 2016
Bill Randolph, CFRC Director, addresses the Committee for Economic Development of Australia seminar on Sydney 2030: Managing Sydney’s Growth, last Friday. Speaking after the NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, and Greater Sydney Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull, Bill spoke on the implementation issues facing the new Commission in delivering the six new ...
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City Futures Wins Planning Institute of Australia Award
14 November 2016
City Futures Research Centre has been awarded the Planning Institute of Australia NSW award for research on‘Renewing the Compact City: Economically viable and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment in a complex multi-stakeholder environment’.The 2016 Award for Planning Excellence was for the ‘Cutting Edge Research and Teaching’ category. The research ...
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Vivienne Milligan honoured by NSW community housing sector
7 October 2016
Congratulations to CFRC A/Prof Vivienne Milligan, honoured with the Nazha Saad Women’s High Achievement in Housing award at the July 2016 NSW Affordable Housing Conference. Named after the highly-respected former CEO of St George Community Housing (SGCH), the prize recognises Vivienne’s career-long contribution to housing in the guise of policymaker, ...
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New Publication: The suburbanisation of urban disadvantage - evidence from Australian cities
2 September 2016
"New research on Australia's cities shows how disadvantage has shifted into our suburban areas, paralleling similar changes in European and North American cities. The “inner city” problem of the 1960s and 1970s has become the “suburban problem” in the 2000s. The paper by Bill Randolph and Andrew Tice (now at ...
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Cities & Health - new journal seeking submissions
27 July 2016
Professor Susan Thompson, head of our City Wellbeing Program, is delighted to announce the creation of the new journal Cities & Health, of which she is a founding editor. Submissions are now open for the journal’s first issue, which is due to launch in early 2017. Cities & Health aims ...
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City Futures Rising Star
18 March 2016
One of our Senior Research Fellows, Dr Hazel Easthope, was selected by the University as one of UNSW Australia’s rising stars and emerging research leaders . Hazel is recognised for her work on higher density developments, a housing form that is rapidly growing in many Australian cities as well as ...
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ERA top-ranking reconfirmed
15 January 2016
City Futures and Faculty Planning colleagues are celebrating our recent reconfirmation in Australia’s top rank for Urban and Regional Planning research . Repeating our 2012 score, UNSW was once again classed as five star ‘well above world standard’ in this discipline area under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) three-yearly ...
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Housing research grant success
15 January 2016
CFRC will have a large hand in several 2016/17 housing research projects newly awarded. As part of a Swinburne University-led AHURI-funded study on private rental housing futures, the Centre’s Dr Chris Martin will lead an international review of recent institutional change and innovation in private rental markets. Meanwhile, Bill Randolph ...
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Celebrating CFRC 10 Year Anniversary
15 January 2016
Over 140 colleagues and friends from across the worlds of academia, business, government and not-for-profits joined us on 9 November 2015 to celebrate 10 years since CFRC’s foundation. Especially esteemed guests included the Hon Rob Stokes, NSW Planning Minister (keynote speaker), UNSW Vice Chancellor Ian Jacobs, Faculty Dean, Prof Alec ...
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Prof Susan Thompson recognised for commitment to healthy urban planning
15 January 2016
Good urban planning is essential to create environments that are healthy for humans and the planet, says Professor Susan Thompson, winner of the prestigious 2015 Sidney Luker Memorial Medal. Good urban planning can play a crucial role in creating environments that are healthy for humans as well as the planet, ...