The Centre’s Housing theme activity encompasses a wide spectrum of issues related to the governance, financing and development of social and affordable housing as well as the analysis of housing affordability and the operation of private housing markets.
Much of our housing work has involved funded through the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). AHURI is a national research commissioning body funded by Commonwealth, state and territory Australian governments to address current housing and related policy challenges. UNSW is one of nine participating universities which undertake AHURI-supported projects on a competitive funding basis. While City Futures leads the UNSW AHURI Research Centre, colleagues from across UNSW also contribute to many projects.
The other major source of funding for the Centre’s Housing research activity is the Australian Research Council. Through a series of ARC Discovery and Linkage projects over the past decade, we have undertaken major studies on topics including private rental housing markets, housing financialization and high density housing.
Additionally, Centre staff contributing to Housing theme projects work closely with a range of state governments and agencies, as well as with not-for-profit housing providers and advocacy groups. Many of these collaborations involve funded projects commissioned by such agencies.
Housing theme research is closely linked to a number of courses within UNSW Planning Program. The following courses are led by Centre staff who leverage considerable research experience into delivering to students the most up to date knowledge relevant to today’s changing urban landscape:
City Futures Research Centre (2019) 'Submission to the review of the Boarding Houses Act 2012 (NSW)', CFRC, UNSW Sydney.
Randolph B; Troy L; Milligan V; van den Nouwelant R, 2018, Paying for affordable housing in different market contexts, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 293, 293, 10.18408/ahuri-7113301
Rowley S; James A; Phibbs P; van den Nouwelant R; Troy L, 2017, Government led innovations in affordable housing delivery, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, 289, 10.18408/ahuri-8113101
Milligan, V, Yates, J and Pawson, H (2016) 'Submission to the Council for Federal Financial Relations Affordable Housing Working Group', City Futures Research Centre, UNSW
Chris Martin (2016) 'Submission to the Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW)', City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney.
Pawson H; Herath S, 2015, Disadvantaged places in urban Australia: Residential mobility, place attachment and social exclusion, AHURI Final Report No. 243, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/243">https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/243
Hulse K; Pawson HR; Reynolds M; Herath S, 2014, Disadvantaged Places in Urban Australia: Analysing socio-economic diversity and housing market performance (AHURI Final Report No 225), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_70704_fr2
Cheshire L; Pawson H; Easthope H; Stone W, 2014, Living with Place Disadvantage: community, practice and policy (AHURI Final Report No. 228), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_70704_fr4
Easthope H, 2014, 'Making a Rental Property Home', Housing Studies, 10.1080/02673037.2013.873115
Groenhardt, L 2014, Understanding the spatial impacts of direct and indirect government housing expenditure, Final Report no. 234, AHURI, Melbourne. https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/234">https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/234
Legacy C; Davison G; Liu EY; van den Nouwelant R; Piracha A, 2013, 'Democratic Infrastructure? Delivering affordable housing under Australia's Social Housing Initiative', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Legacy-Governance.pdf
Davison G; Legacy C; Liu EY; van den Nouwelant R; Piracha A, 2013, 'How and why does community opposition to affordable housing development escalate? â€œUnsupported developmentâ€ in Parramatta, NSW', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 27 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Davison-Social.pdf
Pawson H; Gethin D; Vizel I, 2012, Addressing concentrations of disadvantage: Policy, practice and literature review, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/upload/research/centres/cf/publications/ahuriprojectreports/AHURI_Final_Report_No190.pdf