Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Our mission is to inform and impact better housing, homelessness, cities and related urban outcomes, through the delivery and dissemination of relevant and authoritative research.
AHURI’s team of housing and urban research professionals are the experts in delivering customised research solutions for clients across government, private and community sectors.
Latest news and analysis
For public housing tenants, having to relocate from their home is a significant and sustained stress. Even if the final housing outcome may be improved, the relocation can be a negative emotional experience which deeply affects tenants’ wellbeing, according to new AHURI research.
Renewing around 12,000 smaller scale social housing assets as mixed tenure neighbourhoods could deliver more than 40,000 medium density dwellings across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, according to new AHURI research. Even more social housing could be delivered if other underutilised land (‘lazy land’) in cities and regional towns is included in renewal strategies.
Viewpoint: Super Housing Partnerships CEO Carolyn Viney talks institutional investment in affordable and social housing
In this AHURI Viewpoint we talk with Carolyn Viney, CEO of Super Housing Partnerships (SHP)*, to hear an institutional investor’s view of how Australia can encourage private investment in affordable and social housing.
29 February 2024
This webinar will explore the findings from AHURI Cities research project, Improving Australian climate change adaptation strategies: learning from international experiences. Discussion will focus on what Australia can do to protect and support communities, and their homes, to adapt to climate change and reduce the impacts of natural disasters.
9 May 2024
One day conference, timing to be confirmed.
In the face of the climate crisis and the housing affordability crisis, the shift to circular economy housing is urgently needed and requires multi-directional effort. This conference will explore the findings from the AHURI inquiry, Informing a strategy for circular economy housing in Australia and facilitate a broader discussion about what it will take to support Australian housing to become more sustainable through the full lifecycle from construction through to demolition.
Tuesday 13 August - Wednesday 14 August 2024
Adelaide Convention Centre
Registration has not opened.
Our biennial National Homelessness Conference brings together the Australian homelessness sector to build on policy and practice to end homelessness at a national, state and local level. The program will feature the latest research and best practices in homelessness service provision.