City Futures Research Centre

protester holding a rent control now sign at a housing crisis rally

Regulating rent increases could provide cost-of-living relief for those feeling the biggest squeeze.

Aerial view of suburb

UNSW and partners launch a data-driven toolkit that rapidly calculates property valuations to inform urban development.

Vice Chancellor and President of UNSW, Professor Brungs, Professor Claire Annesley, Dean of UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture and Minister for Cities Rob Stokes

The Institute brings together diverse perspectives, expertise and experiences to solve the biggest challenges facing our cities. 

Toddlers playing with toys indoors

Re-envisioning who belongs in apartments will contribute to better city planning, says an urban cultural geographer at UNSW.

close up of a real estate sign board with text for sale among suburban houses

The $20 billion spent on assistance may have benefited existing home owners more than new home owners, a new report finds.

social housing apartment tower block against a blue sky

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

A wire fence with barbed wire on top

Finding stable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing prison leavers. Access to public housing flattens the curve on recidivism.

high-speed rail train

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

aerial shot of the suburbs and city at sunset in australia

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.

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