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Entries from April 27th, 2017

What explains the rise of long-term private renting in Australia?

April 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Affordability, Housing, Tenancy

By Hal Pawson, City Futures Research Centre. The ongoing expansion of Australia’s private rental market is well-known. Even at the time of the 2011 census, more than one in four properties was a home rented from a private landlord either directly or through an agent. But for increasing numbers of people this is a long-term […]

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Ready for growth? Has Australia’s affordable housing industry got what it takes?

April 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Affordable housing, Finance, Government, Housing, Social housing

By Vivienne Milligan and Hal Pawson, City Futures Research Centre. With a shortfall of affordable rental homes that reached 271,000 in 2011 and a crumbling public housing system, it’s encouraging to note Scott Morrison’s recent recognition that private investment in low cost rental provision must be stepped up and that government can help to make […]

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Health infrastructure is what planners do!

April 11th, 2017 · No Comments · Planning, Sydney, Wellbeing

By Susan Thompson, City Futures Research Centre, and Peter McCue, NSW Office of Sport. This is an edited version of the authors’ column in New Planner. When we think about health infrastructure we generally focus on hospitals, ambulance stations, the flying doctor (in regional and remote centres), clinics and medical centres – the facilities that are […]

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Unpacking Urban Renewal in Australia: politics, policies…and polarisation?

April 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Government, Housing, Planning, Sydney, urban renewal

By Laura Crommelin, City Futures Research Centre. A trio of new research papers from the City Futures team are now available online, each of which sheds light on a different aspect of the complex process of urban renewal. Together the papers identify the politics that drive urban renewal, examine the policies used to implement it, […]

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