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Shanaka Herath

Conference paper

Dense, urban and walkable: the lived experience of apartment dwellers in post-suburban Sydney

Urban density is commonly identified as factor that contributes to active transport, including walking, across all age groups. While a significant body of literature explores the factors that influence the likelihood of walking for commuting, leisure and or strolling, the experiences of residents in rapidly...
Conference paper

Crowding, housing and health: an exploratory study of Australian cities

Australian capital cities are among the most expensive in the world, and the persistent shortage of affordable housing is a significant driver of housing overcrowding, particularly in the private rental sector. Health and wellbeing issues arise from closer contact between household members including increased spread...
Journal article

Is deteriorating housing affordability reducing lower income central city worker supply and productivity?

The study examines whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income central city workers is having an impact on central city businesses and on the overall productivity of those economies.

Housing affordability, central city economic productivity and the lower income labour market

Research Objectives The objective of this research was to establish whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income (LI) workers near job-rich central city (CC) locations is having an impact on CC businesses and on the overall productivity of CC economies.

Disadvantaged places in urban Australia: residential mobility, place attachment and social exclusion

Three overarching issues are being considered through this Multi-Year Research Project (MYRP):