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Kristian Ruming

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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.
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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...
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#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...
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“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.
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Assessing social media use by community groups using social network analysis

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...