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Mission nearly impossible: the City of Sydney’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply - Alan Morris has published an article in The Conversation discussing the challenges facing the City of Sydney in their endeavour to increase the supply of affordable housing. Read the article here.
South Australia: Creating Better Neighbourhoods Innovation in Ageing Challenge - Do you have an interest in creating better neighbourhoods, ageing well, or contributing to local communities? Do you have creative ideas or innovative solutions you would like to turn into reality? Office for the Ageing and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) are running the Creating Good Neighbourhoods Innovation in Ageing Challenge, focused on … More South Australia: Creating Better Neighbourhoods Innovation in Ageing Challenge
Infrastructure Australia launches Future Cities: Planning for our growing population - Infrastructure Australia has launched a new paper in its Australia Reform series, Future Cities: Planning for our growing population. The report can be viewed here.
Local Government and Housing National Survey Closed - The Local Government and Housing national survey has now closed. Thank you to those who participated. Given that Australia has 537 councils, the 252 responses received was an extremely pleasing outcome. In fact it exceeded the team’s expectations. While a small percentage of those responses may be incomplete, it will still become a significant database … More Local Government and Housing National Survey Closed
2017 State of Australian Cities PhD Symposium - 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
Laura Hodgson Awarded an AHURI Scholarship - 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 Ageing in Regional Australia Report - Regional Australia Institute’s latest report is entitled, Ageing and work in regional Australia: Pathways for accelerating economic growth. Read the full report here.
Woollahra Council Affordable Housing Report - 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
November 2017 Edition of LG Focus - 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
Map of Australian LGAs - A useful map of all Australian local government areas (LGAs) is available here.