Project updates

Affordable Housing Local Solutions Forum - Bellingen and Nambucca Affordable Housing Action Group Researchers involved with the ARC Linkage Project ‘Local Government and Housing for Australian in the 21st Century’ were invited by the Bellingen and Nambucca Affordable Housing Action Group, to attend the Affordable Housing Local Solutions Forum. Chief Investigator John Martin and PhD Student Laura Hodgson made the journey … More Affordable Housing Local Solutions Forum
Moonee Valley Workshop - On Tuesday 1 May 2018 a workshop was held for the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project. Kindly hosted by Moonee Valley City Council, the all-day event was well attended. As well as investigators and some partner organisations, other attendees included representatives from the Victorian Government, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and the Australian … More Moonee Valley Workshop
New publication by Andrew Beer - A paper on place leadership by Andrew Beer and a group of his international colleagues has just been published in the Regional Studies journal. Place leadership is a growing field of research with particular implications for local governments. There may be scope to use vignettes as part of the Local Government and Housing project. Place … More New publication by Andrew Beer
The project’s South Australian PhD students come to grips with stats - Econometrician Dr Laurence Lester spent some time with Andrew Beer’s two PhD students on March 20 and 21. Over two interesting sessions, Laura and Jessica learnt about aspects of statistics in preparation for the data collection and analysis phases of their research. They were pleased to be able to add some new words to their … More The project’s South Australian PhD students come to grips with stats
The following paper will be presented by Alan Morris at the XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology in Toronto in July - Abstract: The financialisation of housing and the housing affordability crisis in Sydney Over the last decade house prices in Sydney have soared and it is now one of the most expensive housing markets globally. In mid-2017 the median price for a detached home reached $AU1.18 million (about $$US900,000).  This paper, drawing on documents and existing … More The following paper will be presented by Alan Morris at the XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology in Toronto in July
Third project PhD student now confirmed - Andrew Beer is pleased to announce that Laura Hodgson (pictured here on the left with the project’s other PhD students) has had her candidature confirmed. Laura’s research is entitled The impact of Airbnb on housing markets in New South Wales. Congratulations, Laura!
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
Murray Bridge Workshop -   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