City Futures Research Centre

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UNSW Built Environment’s best minds are seeking solutions to the biggest challenges facing our increasingly urbanised world.

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Housing policymaking hasn’t gone smoothly since Tony Abbott sidelined the experts by scrapping the National Housing Supply Council in 2013, write Hal Pawson and Oliver Frankel.

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Housing problems are multidimensional and extend well beyond our capital cities, write Chris Martin and Laurence Troy.

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Australia’s first Rental Vulnerability Index has revealed renters in regional areas of Queensland are suffering the highest incidence of rent vulnerability.

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UNSW-led research has found that Australia's largest non-government affordable housing providers have the capacity to play a bigger role in expanding supply but need more government support. 

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Duncan Maclennan, the urban economist responsible for overseeing the UK’s largest ‘city deal’ in Glasgow, will discuss the implications of emulating the model in Australia, at a UNSW public lecture this week.

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As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, Edgar Liu, Christina Ho and Hazel Easthope ask how we can build harmonious communities within apartment complexes.

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UNSW's Chris Pettit is using Opal card data to analyse public transport commuting times to help inform the design of a more liveable Sydney.

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An enduring and transparent program of federal funding for operational expenses is essential to sustain the social housing system, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.

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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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