Disrupting the housing market, 4 December 2018, Hobart

Dr Laura Crommelin

Research Lecturer, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Laura Crommelin

Laura Crommelin is a Research Lecturer at the City Futures Research Centre, working on projects related to housing affordability, urban policy and urban renewal. Laura’s research interests cover a range of current trends in post-industrial cities, including urban renewal, place branding, place-making and DIY urban revitalisation practices.

Her Ph.D research examined how DIY urbanism and place branding are being implemented in the post-industrial cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Newcastle, NSW, and how these practices are redefining the image of these places. Laura was the 2012 Fulbright NSW Scholar, spending 8 months as a visiting researcher at the University of Michigan in 2012-2013. She holds a PhD in urban planning from UNSW, an M.Litt in US Studies from the University of Sydney and a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

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