Housing plays many roles in our economy and society, including as a consumable good, investment asset and infrastructure. This paper offers a brief overview of the economic case for housing and changes to the housing market context since the first wave of the pandemic. Against...
Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services. This report urges policymakers to reconsider the best forms of capital expenditure to support the delivery of public care services...
This project investigates the role of affordable rental housing in supporting digital innovation and employment growth in metropolitan and satellite cities. Through an international evidence review, case studies and interviews with urban planners and firms, it identifies ‘smart city’ exemplars for leveraging new economy jobs...
This study addresses the suitability of takt planning and takt control (TPTC) for the interior phase in residential construction projects. The purpose is to gain understanding on how to best implement TPTC in residential construction.
Stable and affordable housing is an important instrument in the fight against poverty, but there are problems of shortages in Australia. This paper considers the extent of these and proposes policy options to effectively bridge that gap.
Planning regulations restrict the supply of apartments and hence drive up their price. This effect can be measured by the difference between the price of new apartments and the cost of supplying them. This paper measures the excess demand for apartments in Australia's largest cities.
This study investigated how social housing pathways are conceptualised and constructed by housing policies in Australia; who is moving into and out of social housing; and what is the lived experience of people who have moved into, within or out of social housing.
The ‘zombie subdivision’ is a phenomenon identified by the Lincoln Institute as ‘once- promising projects’ now ‘distressed’, with the fulfilment of plans or visions for the site effectively stalled. Services such as water, electricity, and roads are often absent in these areas, leaving them partially-...
Families adapting to density in a suburban medium density community housing development in Auckland, New Zealand
As a medium-density housing development specifically aimed at young families, Waimahia was developed by a consortium of Māori organisations and community housing providers (CHPs), to provide affordable, quality housing, with a particular focus on meeting the housing needs of low-income Māori and Pasifika families.