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Entries from November 29th, 2016

Too little…but not too late?

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Affordable housing, Cities, Housing supply, Planning, Planning reform, urban renewal

by Judy Stubbs, Judith Stubbs Associates Like most public policy announcements, the Greater Sydney Commission’s recent release of its six Draft District Plans has some good news, and some news that housing researchers and public interest bodies would likely regard as not so good. GSC District Plans – two steps forward In many ways, the […]

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Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Cities, Demographics, Housing, Migration, Planning

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article (co-written with with Dr Hazel Easthope) here.   We’ve all seen it in the movies: overgrown “kidults” living at home while their parents pick up their dirty laundry, cook their meals and vacuum around their unmade bed. This narrow portrayal of what modern-day multigenerational households […]

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Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets

November 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Affordability, Housing, Planning, urban renewal

Laurence Troy, UNSW Australia; Dallas Rogers, Western Sydney University; Emma Power, Western Sydney University; Hal Pawson, UNSW Australia; Kurt Iveson, University of Sydney; Louise Crabtree, Western Sydney University; Michael Darcy, Western Sydney University, and Peter Phibbs, University of Sydney The release this week by the Greater Sydney Commission of city-wide draft plans mandating some measure […]

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The Greater Sydney Commission could deliver a step-change policy advance on affordable housing

November 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Affordable housing, Planning, Planning reform

The latest CityWest Housing affordable rental block, Portman Street, Zetland, under construction in 2015 Make no mistake; in the ranking of Australian urban governance innovations, the founding of the Greater Sydney Commission looks set to prove a major league event. Established by the NSW Government at the start of 2016, the GSC’s role is to […]

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