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Susan Oakley


The role of private rental brokerage in housing outcomes for vulnerable Australians

Private rental brokerage programs (PRBPs) are a key pillar of support for disadvantaged people accessing and sustaining private rental. This is in addition to more formal private rental assistance programs delivered by state and territory governments; and Commonwealth financial assistance in the form of Commonwealth...
Conference paper

The challenge to (re)plan the Melbourne docklands and Port Adelaide inner harbour: a research agenda for sustainable renewal of urban waterfronts

This paper provides a brief background to what drove renewal projects in the cities of Melbourne and Adelaide and their current status, the changing priorities of government, the shifting commercial environment and current challenges faced by those seeking to plan these new urban spaces.
Conference paper

Governing urban change in a global financial crisis: a comparative analysis of waterfront renewal in Adelaide, Darwin and Melbourne

Urban waterfront regeneration is one of the largest changes to the structure of Australian and many world cities over the last two decades. Yet there is no comparative research which evaluates their governing with particular attention to the relationship and responsibility of state and local...
Conference paper

Discourses of community in urban waterfront regeneration: the case study of the Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment

Through a discursive analysis of interview and document material, this paper explores the extent to which ‘community’ is both imagined and re-imagined as an outcome of these distinct new urban forms. This is considered using the Port Adelaide waterfront as a case study.
Conference paper

Global space or local place? The Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment and entrepreneurial urban governance

The impending waterfront redevelopment of Port Adelaide is a local manifestation of a global phenomenon. Through a carefully managed place marketing process, the Port’s industrial landscape is to be reconceptualized as a future landscape of cosmopolitan consumption and professional occupancy.