Australian Cities Research Network

Conference paper

What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Drawing on two case studies from the NSW Northern Coalfields, this paper considers economic value, government regulation, public perceptions, and urban development consequences, linking underground materiality with aboveground urban outcomes.
Conference paper

Relationality: an Indigenous approach to housing design

This paper aims to identify the gap between empirical research in comparison with indigenous ways of knowing, and the sharing of knowledge, regarding culturally appropriate housing design for Indigenous peoples in Australia.
Conference paper

An affordable housing negotiation calculator: identifying feasible opportunities for voluntary agreements

This paper reports on the conceptual framework and development of an instrument to assist in educating local and state government representatives, community housing providers and developers about affordable housing provision and its effects on development feasibility.
Conference paper

Stakeholders’ perspectives towards age-friendly housing

The overall wellbeing of elderly populations can be achieved not only by improving the healthcare facilities but also by proper planning of their housing requirements to support them to age in place as well.
Conference paper

Affordability and availability in Melbourne’s self-organizing student housing markets

The State of Victoria houses over 200,000 international students. Inadequate or unaffordable housing can adversely impact the academic success and personal well-being of these students, making their housing an important issue for both education and urban policy.