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Entries from December 17th, 2015

Are we seeing a new dawn for affordable housing?

December 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Affordable housing, Government, Social housing

By Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan. Originally published at The Conversation. Potentially trailblazing plans for state-assisted financing of affordable housing are emerging in New South Wales. In what looks to be a landmark policy announcement with possible national ramifications, the NSW government last week outlined the first phase of Premier Mike Baird’s March 2015 election […]

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Prof Susan Thompson awarded Sidney Luker Medal

December 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Planning, Wellbeing

Congratulations from everyone at City Futures to our colleague Professor Susan Thompson, who has been awarded the Sidney Luker Medal by the Planning Institute of Australia. Susan’s work is all about healthy planning. In her acceptance speech for the award (extracted below), she looked back on where her work has come from, and where it may […]

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The Political Economy of the Compact City: the Story from Sydney

December 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Cities, Government, Housing, Planning reform

There are few more contentious urban projects than Barangaroo, the history of which was recently described as “a quintessentially Sydney story”. It’s a description that highlights the complex and contested nature of Sydney’s urban renewal landscape, which is also revealed in a new City Futures Working Paper by Dr Raymond Bunker. Entitled The changing political […]

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