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New to Australia? Good luck! Migrants can no longer afford ‘gateway’ suburbs

May 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Affordability, Cities, Demographics, Guest appearance, Housing, Migration, Sydney, Wellbeing

Jack Wright/flickr, CC BY-NC   By Hazel Easthope, UNSW and Wendy Stone, Swinburne University of Technology. Originally published on The Conversation. The concentration of disadvantaged people in certain parts of cities is almost always seen as undesirable by urban researchers and policymakers. But is this always the case? Our research demonstrates that it isn’t. Concentrations of people […]

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Contested spaces: living next door to Alice (and Anh and Abdullah)

March 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Cities, Demographics, Guest appearance, Housing, Wellbeing

How is apartment living changing the way we get to know our increasingly diverse neighbourhoods? from www.shutterstock.com Edgar Liu, UNSW; Christina Ho, University of Technology Sydney, and Hazel Easthope, UNSW. Originally published on The Conversation. Ethnic conflict is on the rise in Australia, with regular reports of racist abuse in public spaces, including transport, streets […]

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Housing the dead: what happens when a city runs out of space?

January 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Cities, Demographics, Planning

By Kate Ryan, UNSW Australia and Christine Steinmetz, UNSW Australia Do you know where and how you want to be buried? Will you choose an elaborate Victorian-style headstone, or do you prefer a “green” burial, with only a GPS tracking signal indicating your location? Or you may elect to purchase a Bios Urn, a 100% biodegradable […]

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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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All aboard for the Bankstown corridor – or just the lucky few?

September 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Affordability, Affordable housing, Cities, Construction, Demographics, Government, Housing supply, Planning, Public space, Transport, urban renewal

By Professor Bill Randolph, Director, City Futures Research Centre. This is an extended version of an article published by The Conversation. It would be easy to assume that the new Sydney Metro Rail project will create something of an urban paradise along the new Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor through which it will run. […]

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Population projection release should provoke questions: is this the future we want?

September 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Demographics

By Alison Taylor, Demographer, City Futures Research Centre. This week new projections for Local Government Areas in NSW were released by the Department of Planning and Environment. This release should again prompt us to urgently, but carefully, consider the type of future we want for ourselves and our children. Unfortunately, coverage of the release by […]

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Changes to strata management laws and home modifications

September 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Cities, Demographics, Law, Strata, Wellbeing

by Ryan van den Nouwelant and Hazel Easthope, City Futures Research Centre The recently introduced reforms to strata scheme management have been wide-ranging. Some of the more headline grabbing changes include new by-laws about pets, parking and smoking, electronic voting and tenant participation. One reform that has not received as much attention is the change […]

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Art, Literature and the Census

August 1st, 2016 · No Comments · Demographics

By Alison Taylor, Demographer, City Futures Research Centre. Did you know that the Census has inspired art works and literature? With the 2016 Census rapidly approaching (just 11 sleeps away, the ABS told me today 29 July), I’ve found myself wondering how did we get here? What is the history of the Census in Australia? […]

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The working holiday survives hard times

May 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Demographics, Migration, Transport

By Alison Taylor, Demographer and Research Analyst, City Futures Research Centre ‘The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page’ – St Augustine As our winter and the northern hemisphere summer holidays approach, Australians’ love of travel comes to the fore – I’m packing my bag right now! For […]

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Where are the shifting tides of population growth in Australia leading us?

March 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Demographics

By Alison Taylor, Demographer and Research Analyst, City Futures Research Centre Recently released population estimates sank almost without trace. Yet careful scrutiny of the numbers can help explain not only current headlines, but also emerging political and policy issues. The numbers confirm our begrudging acknowledgement of the end of the mining boom. They reflect our […]

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