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AHURI participates in Planning Congress

Planners take interest in AHURI research on digital disruption

Last updated 30 April 2019

Dr Laura Crommelin

Respected AHURI researcher Dr Laura Crommelin will speak on the potential for new technologies to disrupt housing policy at the up-coming Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning Congress 2019.

Dr Crommelin’s presentation extends from the AHURI Inquiry ‘Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy’, which examined disruptive digital technologies such as blockchain, GIS mapping software, matching markets, AI, automation and big data; investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. As part of the Inquiry, Dr Crommelin also revealed how short term letting platforms like Airbnb are reshaping housing opportunities in private markets and highlighted the most effective responses available to regulators.

AHURI Executive Director, Dr Michael Fotheringham, will also be at the Congress, facilitating a session called ‘The good, bad and ugly of e-planning’.

AHURI has a wealth of research, knowledge and experience that can be of huge benefit to those working in planning across Australia

‘I’m looking forward to be being part of this exciting event and helping support this important sector,’ says Dr Fotheringham. ‘AHURI has a wealth of research, knowledge and experience that can be of huge benefit to those working in planning across Australia.’

The Planning Congress 2019 takes place at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland on 15-17 May.