City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

Programs

City Shaping

CFRC has a longstanding research interest in research on all aspects of urban density, social and economic restructuring and urban renewal.  Our urban renewal interests span research on public housing estates renewal, the process of “incremental” suburban renewal through the individual replacement of suburban housing, as well as larger urban renewal programs.  We are particularly interested in the outcomes of these renewal processes on the ground as well as the processes and institutional arrangements through which urban renewal is delivered and managed in the contemporary city.  The City Shaping portfolio also includes our world leading work in higher density housing and our longstanding interests in urban socio-spatial polarisation and change, together with their implications for city planning and development.   This research links to new policy concerns that are at the forefront on debates on how contemporary cities are restructuring spatially into new configurations of social and economic activity.  These reflect global trends and we aim to position CFRC in the forefront of research in this area.

Teaching

City Shaping research is closely linked to a number of courses within UNSW Built Environment at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The following courses are taught by City Shaping staff who leverage considerable research experience into delivering to students the most up to date knowledge relevant to today’s changing urban landscape.

Projects

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

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

Raz, N., Rintoul, K., Sharma, M. & Thompson, L. (2016) Access in the Public Domain. Research conducted as part of the course Research for Evidence Based Policy. Sydney: City Futures Research Centre 

Bunker R; Troy LJ, 2016, The changing political economy of the compact city and higher density urban renewal in Perth, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney

Tice A, 2015, Age-cohort and Housing Market Demand Area interactions,  Research note prepared for City Futures Research Centre (UNSW)

Alzona, L., Baker, B., Campbell, R., Carfield, A., Meyer, L., Wan, H. & Warrell, M. (2015) Alexandria: Liveability, Community and Change, Sydney: City Futures Research Centre

Burnley I; Liu E; Easthope H, 2015, 'Geographies of Adult Multigenerational Family Households in Metropolitan Sydney', Geographical Research, 10.1111/1745-5871.12168

Liu EY; Easthope H; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, 'Housing multigenerational households in Australian cities: Evidence from Sydney and Brisbane at the turn of the twenty-first century', in "Dufty-Jones R; Rogers D" (ed.), Housing in Twenty-First Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 21-37, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472431134

Troy L; Randolph B; Pinnegar S; Easthope H, 2015, 'Planning the end of the compact city?', presented at State of Australian Cities, Gold Coast, 9 - 11 December 2015

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

Randolph B; Troy L; Pinnegar S; Easthope H, 2015, 'Renewing the Compact City: Who can afford it?', presented at State of Australian Cities, Gold Coast, 9 - 11 December 2015

Bunker R, 2015, The changing political economy of the compact city and higher density urban renewal in Sydney, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia

Easthope H; Liu EY; Burnley I; Judd B, 2014, 'Changing perceptions of family: A study of multigenerational households in Australia', in Changing perceptions of family: A study of multigenerational households in Australia, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 25 - 27 November 2014

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2014, 'Companionship, familial relationships and individuality: Sense of (be)longing in multigenerational households', in Companionship, familial relationships and individuality: Sense of (be)longing in multigenerational households, Seminar on local belonging, University College London, presented at Seminar on local belonging, University College London, 17 - 17 July 2014

Tice A, 2014, 'Featured graphic: Intraregional household moves in Sydney', Environment and Planning A vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 509-510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a130248g

Easthope H; McNamara N; Thompson S, 2014, Green Square Community Survey 2014: Final Report, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney, Australia

Easthope H; Warnken J; Sherry C; Coiacetto E; Dredge D; Guilding C; Johnston N; Lamminmaki D; Reid S, 2014, 'How property title impacts urban consolidation: a lifecycle examination of multi-title developments', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 32, pp. 289-304, 10.1080/08111146.2014.899210

Liu E; Easthope H; Burnley I; Judd B, 2014, 'Multigenerational households in Australian cities: Evidence from Sydney and Brisbane at the turn of the twenty-first century', in 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2013: Refereed Proceedings

Liu EY; Easthope H; Burnley I; Judd B, 2014, 'Negotiating multigenerational bonds: Financial and non-financial outcomes of living in multigenerational households in Australia', in Negotiating multigenerational bonds: Financial and non-financial outcomes of living in multigenerational households in Australia, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 25 - 27 November 2014

Pinnegar S; Randolph B; Tice A, 2014, 'Surveying household flows in metropolitan Sydney: a framework for more responsive strategic planning?', presented at ENHR 2014, Edingburgh, 1 - 4 July 2014, http://www.enhr2014.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Book-of-Abstracts-updated-Oct-2014.pdf

Randolph B; Easthope H, 2014, 'The Rise of Micro-government: Strata Title, Reluctant Democrats and the New Urban Vertical Polity', in "Gleeson B; Beza B" (ed.), The Public City: Essays in Honour of Paul Mees, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, pp. 210-224, https://www.mup.com.au/items/154962

Easthope H, 2014, 'The role of retirees in residential private governments', Journal of Urban Affairs, 10.1111/juaf.12138

Legacy C; Davison G; Liu EY; van den Nouwelant R; Piracha A, 2013, 'Democratic Infrastructure? Delivering affordable housing under Australia's Social Housing Initiative', 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, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Legacy-Governance.pdf

Easthope H; van den Nouwelant R, 2013, Home Modifications in Strata: Final Report, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney, http://www.cityfutures.net.au/

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

Tice A, 2013, Moving through markets, Journal of Maps , vol. 9, no. 2, pp.161-177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2013.773567

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2013, Multigenerational households on the rise, Shelter NSW, Sydney, http://www.shelternsw.org.au/publications/doc_download/345-around-the-house-no-92

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

Easthope H; Tice A, 2011, 'Children in Apartments: Implications for the Compact City', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 29, pp. 415-434, 10.1080/08111146.2011.627834

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2010, 'Young Australians in multigenerational households: trends, drivers and implications', in Young Australians in multigenerational households: trends, drivers and implications, New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 05 - 08 July 2010