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.
Build-to-rent in Australia: product feasibility and potential affordable housing contribution
Build-to-rent (BtR) is a form of residential development involving apartment blocks or complexes purpose-built for rental occupation and held in single ownership as long-term revenue-generating assets. A key aim of this research has been to assess the possible scope for a market-rate BtR product to...
“From choice to chance”: examining the choice-based letting system for tenant relocation in NSW
Drawing upon interview data, this paper examines the implementation of the My Property Choice’ (MPC) system as part of Sydney social housing relocation processes, revealing tensions surrounding efforts to increase residents’ choice.
#PressPause: large scale urban renewal and public participation
This paper explores how participatory processes and the politics of contestation and resistance attempt to influence discourses in government initiated urban renewal. The focus is specifically on the North Parramatta urban renewal project and the role of power relations and legitimacy discourses in participatory processes...
Assessing social media use by community groups using social network analysis
This paper explores the use of social media, specifically Twitter, by two community groups in engaging community participation in planning.