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This study explores a new approach to community involvement in planning that responds to contemporary critiques of participatory planning.We conclude the report by providing an alternate pathway that might create more meaningful community participation in the planning and development of the city.
This public lecture discussed the draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy 2012-2036. The strategy revises previous planning controls and attempts to deliver on the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 program. The Strategy is the product of the most detailed review of city centre planning controls...
Henry Halloran Trust director Prof. Peter Phibbs recently visited New York city where he compared how the issues of housing affordability we face in Sydney are dealt with in America's most populous city. The trust has released a video documenting Prof. Phibb's account of the...
The NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. The codification replaces local design rules with statewide standards, and merit...
This paper examines housing affordability in the UK and Australia, providing historical context, and arguing that there is no silver bullet for housing policy.
UrbanLab @Sydney was awarded $30,876 by the Henry Halloran Trust in 2014, with the aim of establishing the beginnings of an open access data system that would enable analysis and visualization of headline indicators for the Australian housing market and policy space. The Blue Sky...
Introduction: Money for nothing?
For some years the heavy reliance of both major Australian political parties on developer donations has been known 1. One developer (Jeff McCloy) memorably told the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC, 2014b. p.5328T) he felt like a “walking...
Is the solution to housing affordability in Sydney and other Australian cities more supply? Recent evidence from Sydney does not seem to support this suggestion. Professor Murphy will examine the relationship between housing supply and house prices and draw conclusions for housing policy-makers.
More roads mean less traffic right? Wrong. More infrastructure supply may result in higher travel demand, or, 'induced demand'. Building new roads could also result in more congestion. This talk looks at the importance of careful transport planning, using appropriate transport models for predicting future...
This presentation advocates cities that are compact, workable and diverse, the holy grail of city planning.
The Festival of Urbanism a series of talks on planning and making our cities visit www.festivalofurbanism.com
Supported by The University of Sydney, Henry Halloran Trust, Leo Port...