City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

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Renewing the Compact City: Economically viable and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment in a complex multi-stakeholder environment

This research project will investigate a key challenge facing city planners in Australia over the next 30 years: how to renew older areas of multi-unit housing, providing not only economically but also socially viable solutions within a market context and enable all players –developers, policymakers and residents – to benefit from the coming city redevelopment.

The research has three main aims:

1. To identify the location, scale, market value and social profiles of the strata sector in designated urban renewal areas across greater metropolitan Sydney.

2. To establish the issues raised by strata renewal: legal, financial and institutional hurdles, market drivers, consumer perspectives and attitudes.

3. To assess the process of termination and renewal for socially equitable outcomes.

Project Stages and Timeline

Stage 1: Establishing the market context (July 2013 to October 2014)

  • Identify, map and analyse the market profile of strata development across Sydney
  • Assess the potential for strata renewal under current market conditions

Stage 2: Establishing the issues (March to December 2014)

  • Key stakeholder interviews
  • Community survey

Stage 3: Managing the process (August 2014 to May 2015)

  • 3 scenario building workshops:  to develop scenarios for fair and sustainable redevelopment of strata schemes
  • 6 community workshops:  to test scenarios with communities in identified case study areas.

Reports

Renewing the Compact City: Executive Summary
Renewing the Compact City: Final Report
Renewing the Compact City – Interim Report
Appendix A – Case Study Profiles
Appendix B – Feasibility Methodology


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

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

Funded by

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Collaborating partners

Australian College of Community Association Lawyers
NSW Fair Trading
Strata Community Australia (NSW)
The Owners Corporation Network of Australia
UrbanGrowth NSW

Latest News

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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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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 ...

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