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Spatial disadvantage: why is Australia different?

This Essay provides a historical review of spatial disadvantage in Australia, arguing that it has taken a different form and scale to those of the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK), the two nations we have historically looked to for understanding of social problems and potential policy transfer.

Project name Addressing spatial concentrations of social disadvantage
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-70-3
File Details 647 KB PDF Document
Research Paper Thu 29 Jan 2015 Terry Burke, Kath Hulse
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Housing markets and socio-spatial disadvantage: an Australian perspective

This Critical Perspectives paper (one of two) was written at the beginning of the AHURI Multi Year Research Program into Addressing Concentrations of Social Disadvantage. The paper sought to build an understanding of socio-spatial disadvantage in Australia’s major capital cities through an exploration of the role of the Australian housing system, the housing markets which structure and define the dynamics of that system, and associated government policies (or absence of policies).

Project name Addressing spatial concentrations of social disadvantage
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-71-0
File Details 1.2 MB PDF Document
Research Paper Thu 29 Jan 2015 Kath Hulse, Simon Pinnegar
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No. 161: Examining the relationship between structural factors, individual characteristics, and homelessness

This Positioning Paper is the first part of a project that seeks to examine interactions between macro structures such as changes to housing and labour markets, and the micro processes that render individuals vulnerable to homelessness.

Project name The inter-relationship between structural factors and individual risk factors in explaining homelessness
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-78-9
File Details 834 KB PDF Document
Positioning Paper Thu 29 Jan 2015 Guy Johnson, Rosanna Scutella, Yi-Ping Tseng, Gavin Wood
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No. 236: Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts

This project investigates a design-oriented, integrative development approach that responds to a timely opportunity in the greyfields of Australian cities: how to redevelop dispersed and ageing public housing properties in the middle suburbs.

Project name Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-75-8
File Details 3.9 MB PDF Document
Final Report Tue 27 Jan 2015 Shane Murray, Nigel Bertram, Lee-Anne Khor, Deborah Rowe, Byron Meyer, Catherine Murphy, Peter Newton, Stephen Glackin, Tom Alves, Rob McGauran
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Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts - Appendix 1

This report is the Appendix 1 of Final Report Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts.

Project name Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-76-5
File Details 1.4 MB PDF Document
Research Paper Tue 27 Jan 2015 Shane Murray, Nigel Bertram, Lee-Anne Khor, Deborah Rowe, Byron Meyer, Catherine Murphy, Peter Newton, Stephen Glackin, Tom Alves, Rob McGauran
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Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts - Appendix 2

This report is the Appendix 2 of Final Report Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts.

Project name Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-77-2
File Details 5.5 MB PDF Document
Research Paper Tue 27 Jan 2015 Shane Murray, Nigel Bertram, Lee-Anne Khor, Deborah Rowe, Byron Meyer, Catherine Murphy, Peter Newton, Stephen Glackin, Tom Alves, Rob McGauran
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Addressing concentrations of disadvantage—Russell Island case study report

The main objectives of the case study work were to better understand the experience of living in a ‘disadvantaged area’, to explore the pros and cons of these places from residents’ perspectives, and to investigate the role that housing, planning and associated interventions may play in either exacerbating or tackling local problems.

Project name Addressing spatial concentrations of social disadvantage
ISBN / ISSN 978-1-922075-80-2
File Details 1.9 MB PDF Document
Research Paper Wed 21 Jan 2015 Lynda Cheshire
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A new approach to delivering shared equity opportunities in Western Australia: a case study evaluation

This is the Final Report of a case study that evaluates the outcomes of a new housing assistance program in Western Australia (WA). The Department of Housing WA shared equity Expression of Interest (EOI) initiative is part of the State Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy (2010–20). The EOI initiative is designed to assist low-income households to enter home ownership.

Project name A new approach to delivering shared equity opportunities in Western Australia: a case study evaluation
File Details 1.5 MB PDF Document
Research Synthesis Report Thu 15 Jan 2015
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Case study evaluation: new approaches to delivering shared equity opportunities in Western Australia – Technical Appendix

This paper provides an overview of the various shared equity arrangements as they apply in Australia, the UK and the USA, highlighting the benefits and challenges and the preconditions for expanding the sector.

Project name A new approach to delivering shared equity opportunities in Western Australia: a case study evaluation
File Details 5 MB PDF Document
Research Paper Thu 15 Jan 2015