City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

Projects Since 2004

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The nationwide rollout of the NDIS is transforming disability services in Australia. The availability of individualised NDIS support funding could ...
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Urban dynamics have led to growing spatial polarisation of wealth and housing conditions in Australian cities. While slums and ghettos ...
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This project is one of three research projects supporting a major AHURI Evidence-Based Policy Inquiry entitled “Increasing affordable housing supply: ...
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The NSW state government introduced the 2009 Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (AHSEPP) with the central aim of ...
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This research reviewed and compared emerging approaches to planning for affordable housing in Australia, with a focus on models being ...
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This project is drawing on a national survey of nearly 7,000 older Australians, in-depth qualitative research using focus groups and ...
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This scoping project sat across two of the three program areas of the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL). ...
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Current strategic metropolitan planning is compromised by limited access to information from the diverse sources of geospatial data required for ...
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This research developed and implemented an innovative framework for evaluating and monitoring renewal programs being developed by the NSW Department ...
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The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure is based in the School of Civil and Environmental ...
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Far from being a marginal issue in what is usually considered a very well-housed country, homelessness is in fact a ...
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The Bonnyrigg project is assisting the NSW Department of Housing in its efforts in improving the life opportunities of residents ...
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The renewal of the Bonnyrigg public housing estate in western Sydney commenced in 2007 through a public private partnership (PPP), ...
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The City Futures Research Centre was engaged by the NSW Department of Housing in early 2007 develop a monitoring and ...
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Building Stronger Communities is a community regeneration initiative of Housing NSW which commenced in 6 priority locations throughout NSW in ...
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The NSW Department of Housing and City Futures Research Centre have announced the development of a Community Regeneration Evaluation and ...
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Camden Council have previously prepared a Residential Strategy in January 1997. This strategy responded to the then current metropolitan strategy, ...
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CityFutures were commissioned by the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) to conduct ‘first-cut' analysis on the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistic's ...
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The project is investigating the broader implications of the lived experiences of apartment residents and owners for the social sustainability ...
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Australia’s large cities face many contemporary challenges that are now well established (Newton and Doherty 2014). As the Australian population ...
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Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a model of community-based, perpetually affordable housing that has been operating in the United States ...
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The Connected City Data Hub Scoping Study & Roadmap Project will advise on options and pathways for UrbanGrowth NSW’s investment ...
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The aspiration to grow community housing has formed a central plank of Australia’s post-2007 housing reform program. Underlying the shift, ...
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The creation of child friendly cities has been encouraged by UNESCO and increasingly taken up by local authorities in Australia. ...
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Description: This project examines models of effective management of problem behaviour among public sector tenants. Policy-makers are also faced with ...
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This proposal outlines City Futures Research Centre's response the research brief forwarded by City of Bankstown Council to undertake a ...
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The project explores spatial trends in the provision of low income rental housing in Melbourne Sydney and Adelaide . There ...
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Given the rapidly ageing Australian population and the need to ensure appropriate and affordable housing, this project investigates the phenomenon ...
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The sensitivity of low income households to energy prices and the barriers they face in accessing energy efficiency technologies are ...
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The study involved a review of six international housing guarantee schemes, interviews with industry stakeholders and international experts and a ...
North Strathfield
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Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings, have become an increasingly common feature of Australian cities. ...
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The project is a three-year research program to develop and implement a framework for the evaluation of the Urban Renewal ...
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This project is a longitudinal study of the development of the pilot Miller Foyer which is being developed in Liverpool ...
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This research will be undertaken in collaboration with Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), India . The collaboration offers an ...
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This report has been commissioned by the City of Fairfield to assist in developing future planning strategies for managing urban ...
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This project will document the use of legal proceedings by Australian social housing providers against tenants where there has been ...
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Provision of expert advice to assist in British Columbia Auditor General inquiry into BC Government public housing transfer program.
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Investment by superfunds and other institutions is desirable to meet the scale of unmet demand for affordable rental housing in ...
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This research project, supported by the NSW strata industry and the NSW State and Federal governments, charted the key issues ...
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Research backgroundThere is now a variety of government schemes across Australia that have achieved significant affordability outcomes. In many cases ...
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This research project involved the development of a survey tool for on-going assessment of social interactions and social cohesion at ...
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In 2012, Associate Professor Susan Thompson was awarded additional funding from the NSW Ministry of Health to deliver a series ...
Bike Network Data
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The City Futures Research Centre is collaborating with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) from 2016 – 2017 in order ...
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The objective of the research is to establish whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing opportunities available to lower paid ...
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One of the biggest problems lower income Australian households face today is finding affordable, secure and appropriate housing. Whilst this ...
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This paper outlines a Collaborative Research Venture (CRV) that focus of which is the relationships between housing assistance (HA) and ...
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This research will seek to assess the effect of housing cost and subsidy structures and the capacity of unemployed people ...
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While international efforts in the field of private finance for affordable housing accelerated in the 1990s, Australian policy has continued ...
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This project will examine the increasingly complex outcomes expected of new affordable housing projects and assess if all these sustainability ...
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The project undertook a three-year research program working with the NSW Government Planning agencies. The overarching aim of the project ...
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This project will investigate opportunities for improving outcomes for lower-income households through institutional change in the Australian private rental sector ...
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Over the past 30 years, affordable housing policies (broadly defined) have lost political traction, despite housing outcomes becoming increasingly problematic. ...
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This project examines efforts to increase affordable housing supply, focusing on government-industry partnerships, planning levers and exemplar housing projects. Informed ...
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This research aims to establish the key lessons from institutional change in the private rental sectors (PRS) of comparable countries ...
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The built environment, especially that of our largest cities, faces substantial change in the next twenty years if it is ...
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This project investigates recent innovations in the policy, funding, delivery and regulatory environment for the provision of affordable housing across ...
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This project will provide a comprehensive appraisal of the appropriateness and potential for shared equity/ownership models to assist households into ...
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This research focuses on Australia’s small but growing affordable housing industry, and its capacity to restructure the social housing system ...
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This project will equip housing policy-makers, providers and consumers to engage productively with emergent digital and disruptive technologies. By evaluating ...
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Increasing numbers of Australians are living in households where more than one generation of related adults live together. This is ...
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Higher density housing has been a cornerstone of the NSW state governments' metropolitan plans since the 1980s. An increase in ...
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Riverwood North is a large public housing estate in Sydney’s inner southwest. The NSW State Government has awarded Payce Communities ...
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This project looks to identify financial and non-financial barriers that different lower income households – defined as those with gross ...
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For strata living to be successful, it requires cooperation. This is for two fundamental reasons. First, people who live in ...
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The aim of this study is to undertake research into the attitudes towards, and practice of, funding major repairs in ...
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This project developed an innovative method to integrate a spatial scenario-based approach with a synthetic population evolution model, and tested ...
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This project is an extension of the ‘Evaluation Framework for Urban Improvement' project funded by the Australian Research Council and ...
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This project will investigate the motivations, expectations and experiences of rental property investors, and analyse the implications of investment motivations ...
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Sustainable Urban Development decisions are complex as they are contextualized by functionally interdependent subsystems that can change over time. Decision-making ...
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An ARC Discovery Project application on how and why multiple generations of adults of the same family cohabit was submitted ...
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Recent changes in Australian living arrangements and household compositions have seen significant and sustained numbers of adult offspring continuing to ...
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The South Sydney community, incorporating the urban renewal precincts of Green Square and Ashmore, continues to experience significant changes as ...
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) demonstrates the challenges of individualised welfare in relation to affordable housing provision . A ...
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City Wellbeing joins AECOM on a NSW Ministry of Health funded project to update the Healthy Urban Development Checklist (HUDC). ...
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The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has commissioned City Futures to collaborate in the production of a ...
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The Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) is an exciting initiative that brings the built environment and health together. The HBEP, ...
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The NSW Urban Observatory is a key component to the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)’s ( http://aurin.org.au/ ) engagement ...
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Click Partnership Working in the Design and Delivery of Housing Policy
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Significant transformations have been occurring in Australia's social and affordable housing system over the last decade, including transfer of public ...
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The number of people living at high density is increasing rapidly, but the social sustainability of these environments is unclear. ...
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This Study was carried out between 2011 and 2016 with partners the National Heart Foundation, the South Western Sydney Local ...
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This two year ARC Linkage project will address the critical issue of socially sustainable renewal in aging suburban areas of ...
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This project will draw on this international research and an objective evaluation of existing Australian data to develop a consistent ...
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Australian cities face immense pressure to meet projected housing need. ‘Compact city’ polices promoting higher density urban renewal within the ...
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Originally commissioned as a five year study (2011-2015), the UK homelessness monitor project has been extended to 2020. Funded by ...
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The Australian Government has pledged significant reform for social housing, centred on expanding the role and scale of community housing ...
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This project aims to develop a rental vulnerability index and online mapping tool for Tenants Queensland. The index and tool ...
train-catchment
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RAISE is a spatial data tool that enables users to quickly estimate and visualise property value. Property values are rapidly ...
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Click Regulatory Frameworks and Their Utility for the Not for Profit Housing Sector
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This research project will investigate a key challenge facing city planners in Australia over the next 30 years: how to ...
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The project explores spatial trends in the provision of low income rental housing in Melbourne Sydney and Adelaide . There ...
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This research project, comprising a literature and policy review, examined how international ‘best practice’ was being used to inform the ...
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Undertaken in collaboration with RMIT University and Swinburne University, this study focused on challenges facing the policy community in Victoria ...
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The aim of this project is to identify opportunities to strengthen city planning studies and processes of the major planning, ...
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This research proposal aims to assist the review process by providing some data driven scenarios of future growth and urban ...
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Click Secure Occupancy in Rental Housing: A Comparative Analysis
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This AHURI-funded research investigated how social housing services are being provided to Indigenous clients in urban and regional settings. The ...
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This paper was commissioned by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) in December 1999, as a background policy ...
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This project, co-funded by the ARC and Landcom, focuses on the critical, yet under-researched issue, of the impact that different ...
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Over recent decades public housing in Australia has been transformed from a home for low-paid workers and a stepping-stone to ...
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The project aims to investigate the current and potential future social outcomes of residential development in and adjacent to Sydney ...
Alexandria Apartments (Photo by Brendon Baker)
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IntroductionThe Residential Apartment Sustainability Plan (RASP) is the first of the City of Sydney’s (the City) sector sustainability plans and ...
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A new Generation Rent is emerging in Australia. Already more than one in 12 Australian households – many families among ...
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This project will provide response to people with complex needs, in particular those who have disabilities or mental illness which ...
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How to implement sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme Do you wish that your building could be more efficient, cost ...
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The capacity of low income private renters to successfully sustain tenancies is an emerging policy issue about which little is ...
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This project examines the impact of Airbnb, a first-wave disruptive housing technology, on the utilisation of private housing in Sydney ...
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This research examines the accessibility needs of people living in strata dwellings and the challenges that can be faced by ...
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Over the last 15 years, community title has come increasingly into use in NSW as a mechanism for ensuring public ...
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Urban consolidation, or the building of residential dwellings at higher densities than the current housing stock (e.g. flats and units) ...
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In the nearly two decades since the last Australian Housing Survey there have been significant changes in the housing system ...
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This research, commenced at July 2009, explores the process of reinvestment in lower density housing which has become a significant ...
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The project aims provide a better understanding of recent changes in the location, dwelling type, size of older home owner's ...
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There is growing national and international interest on the link between the built environment and health, including a concern that ...
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This project aims to scope, map and analyse institutional change in the Australian private rental sector (PRS) and to consider ...
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This project was commissioned by Landcom to assist in the development of its Moderate Income Housing Policy. This policy aims ...
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A pilot research program evaluating the thermal emissivity of elements in the designed environment and their transience to the urban ...
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With their property acquisition activity reaching record levels in 2014, investor landlords are now key players in Australia’s housing market. ...
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This research report examines what kinds of people are living in the different dwelling types constituting medium- and high-density housing ...
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This project is part of the Australian Urban Research Information Network (AURIN), a Commonwealth-funded program initiated in 2010. The Hub ...
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The project will deliver a series of maps showing the actual catchment areas for trips by public transport, as recorded ...
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In response to a deepening housing affordability crisis, governments in Australia have recently introduced a host of policy initiatives and ...
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Entrepreneurial not-for-profit (NFP) organisations are of growing importance in the delivery of housing assistance for low to moderate income households, ...
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Despite the centrality of social inclusion to social policy, its interpretation and attainment remain elusive for people with intellectual disability. ...
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In line with government commitments for the not-for-profit sector to comprise up to 35% of social housing by 2014, third ...
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The western Sydney suburb of Bonnyrigg is going through major renewal works over the next decade and a half to ...
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This project will map the ‘disruption ecosystem’ to provide a conceptual framework for understanding how new digital technologies might reshape ...
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This project will develop an Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure that explicitly leverages and builds on the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure ...
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The main context for the study is the Australian Government's new system to identify and protect places that have outstanding ...
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This report presents the findings of a two-part study that has focused on aspects of the potential for residential growth ...
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This project will look at developing connectivity between AURIN, NECTAR and RDSI e-infrastructure with a focus on health data. Health ...
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This urban sociology study is focused on Australia's most sought-after suburbs, and explores their social networks, lifestyles, governance and amenity ...
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This two-year research project will address the critical problem of urban sustainability. The sustainability problem in Australian cities arises in ...
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Waterloo Green is part of a large concentration of public housing in the wider Redfern area. The six Housing NSW ...
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A study was undertaken by Aida Afrooz, Parisa Kalali, Simone Zarpelon Leao, Chris Pettit as an outcome of a grant ...
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Australian cities face a high density future. Higher densities are seen as a panacea for sustainability. Surprisingly, the proposed benefits ...