Awais Piracha

Conference paper

Cities within a city in Sydney

This paper analyses the urban divide in Sydney from urban planning perspectives in the framework of critical philosophies by applying a qualitative research method of documents analysis and semi-structured interviews.
Working paper

Residential involvement in urban development in Sydney: the new politics of the city

This study explores a new approach to community involvement in planning that responds to contemporary critiques of participatory planning.We conclude the report by providing an alternate pathway that might create more meaningful community participation in the planning and development of the city.

Dunbar way renewal evaluation

In 2011, Pacific Link Housing negotiated a project with Housing NSW to renew the Dunbar Way social housing estate in North Gosford in return for management rights. This study evaluates the outcomes of the renewal including resident’s experience of social housing neighbourhood, their attitudes toward...
Conference paper

How and why does community opposition to affordable housing development escalate? "Unsupported development" in Parramatta, NSW

Through a mixed-methods retrospective case study of an ‘extreme’ instance of community opposition to affordable housing development in the Western Sydney LGA of Parramatta, this paper looks at how and why community opposition to affordable housing escalated between 2009 and 2011, addressing this gap in...
Conference paper

Can the universal concept of community policing be applied in different jurisdictions? A cross comparative analysis of policing in Sydney, Bosnia and New York

This paper investigates the effectiveness of the application of the concept of community policing across three separate geographic locations, which have different social settings.