Bill Randolph

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Who’ll profit from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents, asks Bill Randolph.

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High density housing promises to revitalise our cities but there's a risk it could become the dystopian overdevelopment many fear, writes Bill Randolph.

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Leaving housing empty and subsidised by government is both taxation lunacy and a national scandal, write Laurence Troy and Bill Randolph.

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Housing has become just another investment asset – but the consequences are unsettling.

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Provision of affordable housing cannot be left to the market: it requires a commitment of government at all levels to develop well-integrated and properly funded policies, write Bill Randolph, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.

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When it comes to population there's disagreement about whether big really is better. In the latest issue of Uniken, some of our leading academics enter the debate on a "sustainable Australia".

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Proposals for Sydney's urban renewal ignore some of the basic realities of residential demand, a UNSW housing expert has warned.

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Most Australians believe climate change is happening now and is caused by human activity, according to preliminary results from a new national survey.

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High-density housing may be the answer to Sydney's urban sprawl but it risks creating an unsustainable society where many apartment dwellers are unhappy in their homes, new research has found.

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Simply rezoning land for higher-density residential use is unlikely to be enough to meet the NSW Government's Metropolitan Strategy, UNSW research has found.

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