City Futures Research Centre

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Australian state governments are struggling to meet growing demand for low-cost housing as cost-of-living pressure rises.

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Land value growth could be used to fund the proposed high-speed rail network on the east coast of Australia, UNSW research shows.

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Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.

Two cranes shown in an area of Sydney where apartments are being constructed

It is almost impossible for purchasers to predict whether their new apartment will have building defects, a report into the apartment building industry has found.

Jane McAdam

Scientia Professor Jane McAdam leads the list of UNSW Sydney recipients of 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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UNSW Sydney researchers in Engineering, Science, and Arts, Design & Architecture have been awarded five grants in a new round for industry collaborations.

Homeless man looking out to street

A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

People sleeping rough on the streets

Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.

Construction of apartment block

There's a program ready. It'd create 30,000 homes and renovate thousands more, creating up to 18,000 jobs.

Sydney apartment building

The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

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