City Futures Research Centre

low income

While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.

apartment construction

Constructing buildings to rent, rather than sell, may fulfil important housing policy objectives – but it won't take off without tax reform.

housing

Having quality housing matters. What's standing in the way of ensuring every Australian has housing that meets basic comfort and health standards? And how can we overcome these problems?

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Housing markets never have met the lowest-income households' needs. Now is the time to tackle problems that have been years in the making by creating a better system to supply their housing.

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If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.

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The UNSW City Futures Research Centre project presents important data on how the community is taking to a major piece of expanding infrastructure.

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UNSW's Simone Zarpelon Leao made a valuable discovery while in Fiji for a symposium with Pacific Island communities on sustainable infrastructure and housing maintenance. 

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True size of the strata and community title sector unveiled for first time thanks to national report.

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A powerful new tool developed with UNSW is designed to reveal the true extent of homelessness and influence government action to solve the problem.

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Don't be fooled by the figures from the NSW government – supply of public housing has not kept up with demand, writes Hal Pawson.

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