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Raymond Bunker 1929-2023
9 August 2023
It is with deep sadness that we note the passing of Dr Raymond Bunker who made significant contributions to planning education, research and practice in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra over seven decades. Ray hailed from the British Midlands where he gained an M.A. in Geography at the University of Birmingham …
Topping the housing research charts – in two countries…
25 January 2022
The Centre is immodestly pleased to report that CFRC outputs were well-represented among 2021’s ‘most downloaded’ reports from the Analysis and Policy Online website (see APO 2021 rankings). On this basis, we arguably published Australia’s top two housing research reports of the year.Our first ‘COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts’ …
Directors Update, Prof Chris Pettit - March 2021
1 April 2021
Directors Update – March 2021 2021 is well and truly underway and the team at City Futures has been busy on a number of fronts. There has been a swag of new grants from AHURI and ARC as outlined in this newsletter. There has also been significant media attention to …
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Hazel Easthope presents to the Land and Environment Court
26 February 2021
A/Prof Hazel Easthope was pleased to be invited by the Judicial Commission of NSW to present at webinar for members of the Land and Environment Court in late February, on the topic 'Strata Property: Emerging issues for planning, development practices and building quality'. Hazel's presentation positioned the NSW strata title …
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Geoff Roberts AO appointed new head of Greater Sydney Commission
25 March 2020
Many congratulations to Adjunct Prof Geoff Roberts AO on his appointment to Chief Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission. Geoff steps into the role from being Deputy Commissioner and Economic Commissioner since the GSC’s establishment in 2015. He replaces Lucy Turnbull AO who was the inaugural Commissioner. Geoff has been …
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New book alert!
20 January 2020
New book alert! Housing Policy in Australia: A case for system reform, by Hal Pawson, Vivienne Milligan + Judith Yates. It provides a comprehensive grounding in the contemporary policy settings of the Australian housing system. Out now via Palgrave.
Household infrastructure spending: new dashboard launched
6 January 2020
What do Australian households spend on infrastructure – water and sewerage, energy, transport and telecommunications? And what do they think about infrastructure quality, accessibility and affordability?A new dashboard launched by researchers at City Futures Research Centre and Astrolabe Group allows users to explore data about infrastructure costs and perceptions in …
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Professor Susan Thompson delivers the 2019 Charles Bridges-Webb
30 September 2019
Specialists in Life: Connecting together to create healthy built environments for everyday living. Please click here to view presentation slides. On 31 August, Professor Susan Thompson delivered the 2019 Charles Bridges-Webb oration for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Professor Charles Bridges-Webb was a foundation member of the RACGP …
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Value Australia: new project awarded and research positions for hire
5 August 2019
The “Value Australia” CRC project lead by City Futures’ Professor Pettit will support Australia's $6.8 trillion property market, by creating data driven valuation products that, provide better information sooner to homebuyers, investors, businesses and governments whilst reducing costs and risks. Combining research, extensive data assets and using artificial intelligence this …
New Report - The construction of social housing pathways across Australia
18 July 2019
This report examines the role of policy in shaping social housing pathways (i.e. the changing experience of housing by tenants and their households over time and space) through a review of current social housing operational policies. It considers application processes, eligibility criteria, rent, use of premises, tenant-initiated transfers, portfolio management …