A report by UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre finds planning policy is delivering micro-apartments for students and young professionals rather than affordable housing.
The City Futures Research Centre’s new ARC Linkage Project will put the multi-unit housing sector under the microscope and propose specific changes to protect people buying units.
An innovative City Futures Research Centre report has found there are big savings in transport costs and increases in productivity from living closer to work.
Positive design features can make a big difference to the lives of people on low incomes who live in high-density units, write Gregory Paine and Susan Thompson.
Higher-density developments change neighbourhoods, often in ways that further disadvantage low-income households, write Laurence Troy, Hazel Easthope and Laura Crommelin.
When disputes and other problems of apartment living arise, low-income households’ options are often limited, write Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin and Laurence Troy.
UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre has received a national research award for its report on building equity into the redevelopment of old strata blocks.
To help combat social isolation in Australian cities, we need urban places that better reflect the diverse needs and identities of local communities and suburbs, UNSW researchers say.