By Jessica Porter The 2017 State of Australian Cities (SOAC) PhD Symposium was an event organised by the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN) and held as a precursor to the SOAC biennial conference. There was a diverse range of urban researchers in attendance, from a range of disciplines and covering a range of … More 2017 State of Australian Cities PhD Symposium
The project team are delighted to announce that UniSA-based PhD student Laura Hodgson has been awarded an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) PhD Top-up Scholarship. This award is in the form of $7,000 per annum for three years which will no doubt assist Laura with her research on Airbnb. Well done and congratulations, … More Laura Hodgson Awarded an AHURI Scholarship
Regional Australia Institute’s latest report is entitled, Ageing and work in regional Australia: Pathways for accelerating economic growth. Read the full report here.
Affordable housing is a big issue for many city councils, especially those in Sydney. Woollahra Municipal Council, which has some of the highest land values in the nation, recently prepared a Briefing paper on potential measures to facilitate affordable Housing in the Woollahra LGA. The report notes that the Greater Sydney housing market is recognised … More Woollahra Council Affordable Housing Report
Researchers working on the Local Government and Housing ARC Linkage Project met with some of the project’s partner organisations at Murray Bridge on 9 November 2017. Hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge, and led by Emeritus Professor John Martin, the meeting had representatives from four South Australian councils along with researchers and … More Murray Bridge Workshop
The November 2017 edition of the LG Focus newspaper features a front-page article written with the assistance of project investigators John Martin and Andrew Beer. The piece highlights affordable housing issues and the way local governments around Australia are dealing with housing challenges. View it here
This paper is one of a series of documents produced by the research team as we progress through our program of work. This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas. Download the report.
A useful map of all Australian local government areas (LGAs) is available here.
Project Investigator Emeritus Professor Chris Paris will be facilitating the Locally made: affordable housing and local government session at AHURI’s National Housing Conference in Sydney in late 2017. More information can be found here.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just released a substantial report on social housing. The 2016 National Social Housing Survey sampled almost 10,000 tenants in public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing between May and August 2016. The document can be found here.