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A comparison of house prices brought by English auctions and private negotiations produced evidence that the pricing mechanism matters, with the price maximizing choice a function of the level of market interest.
This paper reports the results of an econometric analysis of the choice between home owning and renting in Australia.
This essay traces the history of Melbourne's alte nineteenth-century boom and bust—tracking the building cycle, explaining the city's slow recovery, and paying close attention to participants.
It is incontestable that the motor age changed the face of urban life forever. What is more problematic is its role as the prime instrument of this spatial and cultural shift. To what extent did the motor car in fact accelerate a long process of...
For young people, the transition to independent living is one of the most important – and probably exciting, difficult and emotionally charged – decisions they will ever make. For most, it means severing their links with parents, home and much that they have been familiar...
Death from heroin overdose, in particular, rivals the road toll in destroying lives, especially among young Australians. This report is based on intensive fieldwork in three study areas: inner Melbourne (Fitzroy-Collingwood); Geelong and Sydney (Fairfield-Cabramatta). These areas have been carefully chosen to include an inner...
In this positioning paper Jago Dodson investigates the connections between housing affordability and employment opportunity in Melbourne to determine the extent to which there is a 'spatial mismatch' between locations where low-income earners can afford to live, and locations where employment opportunities are greatest.
The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.
This paper was presented at SOAC 2 held in Brisbane from 30 November to 2 December 2005.
SOAC 2 was hosted by the...
Denise Meredyth, Julian Thomas, Scott Ewing and Liza Hopkins summarise research on the social effects of computer network based in Atherton Gardens, a high rise public housing estate in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The aim of the project was to increase access to information and communication technologies...
Income segregation across Melbourne’s residential communities is widening, and at a pace faster than in some other Australian cities such as Adelaide. Back in 1996 Australian Taxation Office data show that average taxable income in Melbourne’s 10 postcodes with the highest taxable incomes was 2.1...