Person

Matthew Palm

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.
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.
Report

Project 30,000: producing social and affordable housing on government land

Plan Melbourne, the latest 30-year plan for Greater Melbourne, commits the state government to exploring a series of policy responses to the housing crisis, including utilising government land to host social and affordable housing. This report responds to this commitment by identifying over 195 hectares...
Conference paper

Can Australian governments steer ‘just intensification’? Evaluating Victorian affordable housing policy

Over the past two decades, Australian planning policies have supported largely unregulated land speculation and gentrification in relatively well served inner and middle suburbs, leading to displacement of low and moderate income households and growing spatial inequalities. The current Victorian state government signalled a new...