City Futures Research Centre

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A planning strategy for Australia’s first multi-city region, home to nearly one in four Australians, is being developed. So what’s the thinking behind creating an integrated network of six cities?

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It’s often claimed that reforming tenancy laws to better protect tenants will drive landlords out of the market, leading to fewer rental properties. A new study finds no evidence to support the claim.

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The rise of these micromobility services could help solve some major challenges facing our cities.

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Now is the time for governments to review tenancy laws to better protect tenants.

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While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.

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

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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. 

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

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

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