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Report 27th August 2021

Population growth, regional connectivity, and city planning — international lessons for Australian practice

Nicole Gurran, Ann Forsyth, Michael Darcy, Glen Searle, Caitlin Buckle, Sarah Zou

There is rising interest in the potential for Australia’s regional areas to attract and sustain population and economic growth. This study investigated this potential, examining international and Australian models for supporting development beyond capital city centres.

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Report 1st August 2021

Return on investment for social housing in the ACT

Jim Davison, Nicola Brackertz, Tom Alves

ACT Shelter commissioned the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to investigate whether providing direct access to planned, sustainable, long-term housing options for the homeless population, and those at risk of homelessness, in the ACT is a more cost-effective strategy for the government than relying on crisis responses.

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Report 24th June 2021

Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity

Chris Leishman, Steven Bond-Smith, Weidong Liang, Jinqiao Long, Duncan Maclennan, Steven Rowley

This report considers evidence about the existence and scale of agglomeration economies, including in Australian cities. Agglomeration economies are inherently complex in terms of how they interact with city size and rising housing costs; regional and spatial issues; change over time; and may be subject to threshold and nonlinear effects.

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Report 16th December 2020

Urban regulation and diverse housing supply: An Investigative Panel

Catherine Gilbert, Steven Rowley, Nicole Gurran, Chris Leishman, Mike Mouritz, Katrina Raynor, Christen Cornell

This research examined the barriers and challenges within the housing system for delivering housing supply that is more diverse in terms of size and built form; tenure; development model; and affordability level.

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