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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 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 10th June 2021

New housing supply, population growth and access to social infrastructure

Somwrita Sarkar, Emily Moylan, Hao Wu, Rashi Shrivastava, Nicole Gurran, David Levinson

This research tests the usefulness of newly available datasets to inform the planning of social and community infrastructure in rapidly growing areas of Australian cities. It focusses on greenfield areas of Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth to demonstrate data sources and methods that can be replicated in other locations. 

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