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Licensing the radical: from licensed squatting to meanwhile use in London and Regional Australia
This paper positions the now-redundant Australian Renew Newcastle scheme for temporary building occupation as an example of ‘meanwhile use’: the UK term for the sanctioned short-term use of vacant urban properties awaiting redevelopment.
Shared room housing in Sydney: regulatory and enforcement challenges and policy responses
This paper argues that there is a need for regulatory and policy reforms, such as reviews of tenancy regulations for secure occupancy, affordable housing models/designs, and efficient monitoring and reconciliation systems to address tenants’ challenges in the shared housing sector.
Experiencing house crowding in Australian dwellings: a multicultural perspective
Using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, this paper reflects the extent of house crowding among two cultural groups: Australia’s Indigenous population and Australia’s Lebanese population, who are both disadvantaged in socio- economic terms, but with differing cultural needs.
Why do home-owners do better?
Focussing on indicators of physical and mental health, life satisfaction and, for youth, educational attainment, this paper employs a range of strategies to test competing hypotheses relating to causal mechanisms and selection effects associated with home-ownership.
Affordability and availability in Melbourne’s self-organizing student housing markets
The State of Victoria houses over 200,000 international students. Inadequate or unaffordable housing can adversely impact the academic success and personal well-being of these students, making their housing an important issue for both education and urban policy.
Stakeholders’ perspectives towards age-friendly housing
The overall wellbeing of elderly populations can be achieved not only by improving the healthcare facilities but also by proper planning of their housing requirements to support them to age in place as well.
Socio-spatial patterns of the NBN rollout: it is worse than what you think
The purpose of this paper is to leverage basic data mining techniques, combined with census-based socio-spatial data (SEIFA), to uncover the geographic intricacies of the NBN at the metropolitan regions of Sydney and Melbourne. The findings in terms of the dominance of some of the...
Digital landscape of women’s safety
In the context of increasingly digitised urban governance, this paper investigates the use of digital technology in the advocacy for women’s safety in the city.
Children’s rights in local government transport policies: getting it right through shifting conventions
In the context of Western social norms, car-based mobilities of children are generally seen as unavoidable outcomes of our modern society. This paper explores the general assumptions that guide various local government transport policies and social practices including the expectation that children are best accompanied...
The influence of Melbourne-Sydney intercity high-speed rail on spatial accessibility: an analysis of current proposals
This paper explores the influence of high-speed rail development on spatial accessibility in southeastern Australia. The aim is to understand how current proposals for intercity high-speed rail would distribute accessibility improvements across regions between Sydney and Melbourne. Special attention is given to spatial effects in...