Housing development

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Housing planning
NARROWER TERMS
Policy report

Does high-rise development damage neighbourhood character?

Local residents often oppose new apartment buildings on the grounds that they would harm neighbourhood character. This paper examines several examples of high-rise development in Sydney.
Report

Pathways to regional housing recovery from COVID-19

This research examines the consequences of COVID-19 for households in regional Australia, and considers that post-pandemic recovery models designed for large cities such as Sydney or Melbourne may not work in regional areas or less-urbanised states like South Australia or Tasmania.
Report

Our land 2021

This report provides the most up-to-date estimates of New Zealand’s land cover and associated land use and changes.
Report

The need to build: the demographic drivers of housing demand

This report examines the scale of New Zealand's housing problems and provide some recommendations for policymakers to help reduce the crisis.
Report

Assessing the condition of New Zealand housing: survey methods and findings

This is the first report presenting findings from a national housing assessment survey undertaken in 2018/19. It presents a high-level overview of results, with national estimates and by tenure.
Policy report

Planning restrictions harm housing affordability

Planning restrictions around Australia reduce the supply of housing and hence raise prices. This paper summarises recent research on this topic, focussing on Australia’s largest cities.
Report

Urban regulation and diverse housing supply: an investigative panel

This research examines the barriers and challenges within the housing system for delivering housing supply that is more diverse, in terms of size and built form, tenure, development model and affordability level.
Journal article

Remaking slums: international examples of upgrading neighbourhoods

The slum, self-constructed houses and neighbourhoods, signifies the dwelling and home for a very representative part of humanity. This text analyses the different typologies and the different possible and ethical strategies for foreseeing, for remaking and for the resettlement of these self-produced neighbourhoods.
Report

Home truths: the role of housing in economic recovery

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...
Report

Exploring the economic value embedded in housing built to universal design principles

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...