Ilan Wiesel

Ilan Wiesel's research seeks to inform more sustainable housing and urban development, through analysis of the housing experiences, needs and aspirations of diverse social groups, and the policies and practices of city builders and policy makers. He joined UNSW in 2009 after completing a PhD in urban planning (Melbourne University, 2009) and a MA in geography (Tel-Aviv University, 2004). - See more at:
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...
Conference paper

Are urban development and densification patterns aligned with infrastructure funding allocation? Examining data from Melbourne 1999-2015

Densification of cities and suburbs is a contentious issue for many communities in lower-density settings. Local opposition to densification is often premised on concerns about the inadequacy of existing infrastructure to support growing populations and is strongest and most successful in wealthier neighbourhoods. While the...

Affordable housing in Victoria: what's next?

This presentation aimed to bring together key housing stakeholders for informed discussion. It shares the outcomes of applied research related to housing, planning and infrastructure.
Discussion paper

How will the NDIS change Australian cities?

This issues paper sets out a research agenda for examining the impacts of the NDIS on Australian cities over the first decade of its full implementation (from 2019 onwards).

Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to find affordable...