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Quality of life in high-density apartments varies. Here are 6 ways to improve it

May 29th, 2020 · No Comments · Cities, Guest appearance, Housing, Housing conditions, Planning, Public space, Strata, urban renewal, Wellbeing

By Hazel Easthope, UNSW; Laura Crommelin, UNSW; Laurence Troy, University of Sydney, and Megan Nethercote, RMIT University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. We’re building a lot of apartments in Australia. High-density precincts are being developed across our major cities. But these buildings and neighbourhoods […]

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

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Cities, Government, Housing supply, Planning, Planning reform, Transport

After enjoying great economic prosperity during the mining boom, Perth now finds itself grappling with the challenges of pursuing a compact city agenda in a more financially precarious era.  The effects of this new era are already emerging; for example, while the high-profile Elizabeth Quay waterfront redevelopment opened recently, some of its associated private development […]

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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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City Futures Research Centre: 10 years young and going strong

November 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Cities, Strata

As November draws to a close, it seems fitting to reflect briefly on a particularly busy and important month for the City Futures team. This month saw CFRC celebrate its 10th anniversary, a real testament to the hard work and persistence of a great many people over the past decade.

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