This research project will investigate a key challenge facing city planners in Australia over the next 30 years: how to renew older areas of multi-unit housing, providing not only economically but also socially viable solutions within a market context and enable all players –developers, policymakers and residents – to benefit from the coming city redevelopment.
The research has three main aims:
1. To identify the location, scale, market value and social profiles of the strata sector in designated urban renewal areas across greater metropolitan Sydney.
2. To establish the issues raised by strata renewal: legal, financial and institutional hurdles, market drivers, consumer perspectives and attitudes.
3. To assess the process of termination and renewal for socially equitable outcomes.
Project Stages and Timeline
Stage 1: Establishing the market context (July 2013 to October 2014)
Stage 2: Establishing the issues (March to December 2014)
Stage 3: Managing the process (August 2014 to May 2015)
Crommelin LM; Troy L; Randolph B; Easthope H, 2018, 'Everybody needs good neighbours, especially in strata: are new Australian laws enabling forced sales of strata properties justified?', in Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification, pp. 148 - 165, https://www.routledge.com/Compulsory-Property-Acquisition-for-Urban-Densification/Searle/p/book/9781138500990
Easthope H; Randolph B, 2018, 'Experiencing density: the implications of strata titling for urban renewal in Australia', in Ruming K (ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 94 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315548722
Troy L; Easthope H; Randolph B; Pinnegar S, 2017, '‘It depends what you mean by the term rights’: strata termination and housing rights', Housing Studies, vol. 32, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2016.1171827.
Troy L; Randolph B; Pinnegar S; Easthope H, 2015, 'Planning the End of the Compact City?', in Burton P; Shearer H (ed.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Research Network, Gold Coast, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, 09 December 2015 - 11 December 2015, http://soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Troy-L.compressed2.pdf
Troy L, Randolph B, Crommelin L, Easthope H, Pinnegar S, 2015, Renewing the Compact City: Economically viable and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Troy L; Easthope H; Randolph B; Pinnegar S, 2015, Renewing the Compact City: Interim Report, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Randolph B; Troy L; Pinnegar S; Easthope H, 2015, 'Renewing the Compact City: Who can afford it?', presented at State of Australian Cities, Gold Coast, 9 - 11 December 2015