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28 March 2017

This study investigated what was required to create successful non-profit housing providers through public housing transfers in the UK and the roles that policies played in the process. The review informs current Australian moves towards the transfer of public housing to non-profit providers.

22 March 2017

This audit shows that planning schemes have mixed success in achieving the intent of state policy across the three areas examined - developing activity centres, increasing housing density, diversity and affordability, and protecting valuable agricultural land.

21 March 2017

This project examines how Melbourne apartment samples perform in heatwaves in the context of international standards. It also looks at retrofit options to future proof apartments and make them more liveable.

20 March 2017

This discussion paper seeks to highlight the unique roles that local governments in Australia could play to mobilise change that integrates food security into urban planning and to leverage on a rising number of innovative activities.

19 March 2017

State governments should be wary of following the Turnbull Government’s advice to introduce “value capture” schemes to fund major new transport projects.

16 March 2017

This cost benefit analysis found that it is cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them 'sleeping rough.'

14 March 2017

This discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

14 March 2017

Competition in electricity retailing hasn’t delivered what was promised - lower prices for consumers. 

14 March 2017

This plan is intended to ensure that South Australia will become more self-reliant for its power.

11 March 2017

Studies have shown that demonstration projects and trials play an important role in developing new bio-based fuels, energy and products that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This article provides a comprehensive overview of this literature.

11 March 2017

Plan Melbourne 2017 - 2050 is intended to manage growth in Melbourne's city and suburbs to the year 2050. It seeks to integrate long-term land use, infrastructure and transport planning, and in doing so, meet the city’s future environmental, population, housing and employment needs.

11 March 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the city, while tackling the challenges of affordable housing, congestion, access to jobs and services, and climate change.


Butt, Andrew

The classification of regions as functionally or socio-economically identifiable clusters lets us explore and describe geographies of seemingly complex and individualised change. It also improves our understanding of the varied nature of processes such as counter-urbanization and the formation...

Vidyattama, Yogi

Research in regional growth analysis has acknowledged the importance of spatial effects as part of the analysis. Recently, there were several attempts to apply regional growth regression in Indonesia that raise the possible necessity to implement spatial effects in the growth regression. However...

Haigh, David I

This research is about the community advisers employed by New Zealand local authorities in the 1970s and 1980s. Their roles included community engagement, and assisting and training community groups to provide local services and run facilities. Most started with citizen's advice bureau,...