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Harnessing Big Data in Challenging Urban Contexts

August 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Cities, Data, Guest appearance, Law, Migration, Sustainability, Transport

Harnessing big data in an urban context is the “grand challenge.” Image: AIG By Laura Bruce, Built Environment, UNSW Sydney. On July 21st 2017 academics and public sector representatives met to discuss the challenge of harnessing big data in the urban context in order to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was hosted […]

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Overturning perceptions: migration, renewal and the new Western City

May 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Affordability, Cities, Demographics, Migration, Sydney

Next Monday 5 June Blacktown City Council will host a City Futures seminar, Overturning perceptions: migration, renewal and the new Western City. If you’re involved in migrant services, community development or social planning – or just interested in migrant experiences of Sydney – please come along to this free event (register here). The seminar will […]

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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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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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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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