Leaving housing empty and subsidised by government is both taxation lunacy and a national scandal, write Laurence Troy and Bill Randolph.
Housing has become just another investment asset – but the consequences are unsettling.
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.
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".
Proposals for Sydney's urban renewal ignore some of the basic realities of residential demand, a UNSW housing expert has warned.
Most Australians believe climate change is happening now and is caused by human activity, according to preliminary results from a new national survey.
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.
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.
Sydneysiders are not acting to conserve energy use in their homes, according to a report by the UNSW City Futures Research Centre.