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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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Report 26th March 2021

Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in Australian cities and regions

Nicole Gurran, Kath Hulse, Jago Dodson, Madeleine Pill, Robyn Dowling, Margaret Reynolds, Sophia Maalsen

This research examines the relationships between urban productivity and affordable rental housing, focusing particularly on the location and availability of affordable rental housing relative to employment and labour markets in capital cities and satellite cities. Lower income (Q2) workers who play critical roles in urban economies are more likely to experience housing stress (exceeding 30% of their income on housing costs) in these markets. 

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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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Report 12th August 2020

Affordable housing in innovation-led employment strategies

Robyn Dowling, Sophia Maalsen, Leah Emmanuel, Peta Wolifson

This research investigates the role of affordable rental housing in supporting innovation-led employment growth in Australia’s metropolitan and satellite cities. It explores what possibilities for affordable housing are provided by innovation districts (and hence by smart city strategies), especially for regional and outer metropolitan areas. 

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