Resilience and adaptation: urban manufacturing and cultural production in Melbourne’s gentrifying inner north
This paper focuses on interviews with urban manufacturers and cultural producers in Brunswick, a gentrifying suburb approximately six kilometres north of Melbourne’s central business district.
Urban regeneration and social cohesion
This paper presents early findings from the case study, looking at the impacts on a local community, of an urban regeneration programme in Auckland, New Zealand.
Neighbourhood change and neighbour relations: how gentrification and densification influence the prevalence of problems between neighbours
In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having been gradually eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, less...
Planning cultural creation and production in Sydney
This research was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing an up-to-date, wide-ranging understanding of its future needs for creative space, especially with regard to cultural creation and production.
Housing displacement in Australian cities: a Brisbane case-study
This paper explores housing insecurity and displacement within the case-study of Brisbane the impact of these factors on low to middle income households; and the implications for planning policy and practice at the metropolitan scale.
Melbourne Docklands: it's a class remake but it ain't classy
This paper examines the effects of gentrification and redevelopment on Melbourne's Docklands.
Gentrification, immigration and community cohesion in Melbourne's multicultural north
This report analyses processes of social change affecting two multicultural suburbs in Melbourne’s north, Coburg and Fawkner, focusing on factors that impact on community cohesion.
We aren't going beyond the city gates: community agency and inner city affordable housing.
Brugmann (2009) argues that the most progressive cities have developed their own practices of urbanism from the grassroots up. This paper examines grass roots resistance to top-down gentrification and urban renewal policies made by governments.
Gen-X-trification? Generation shifts and the renewal of low-density housing in Sydney's suburbs
This paper examines aspects of the 'knockdown-rebuild' (KDR) process in Sydney, focusing on the replacement of older houses with new ones and of older residents with younger families.
Gentrification and displacement: the household impacts of neighbourhood change
This report looks at three main questions: How much gentrification has actually taken place over the last decade and how much household displacement has occurred as a result of the loss of affordable housing? What are the social and economic costs to communities and to...
Gentrification and displacement: a review of approaches and findings in the literature (positioning paper)
Gentrification refers to the in-migration of affluent households to poorer and lower value areas of the city. In Australian cities like Melbourne and Sydney this process has become notable in a significant number of suburbs. While gentrification has appeared to increase investment in the housing...
The consequences of the creative class: the pursuit of creativity strategies in Australia's cities
The paper frames the potential benefits and pitfalls of incorporating creative cities ideas into urban governance structures and their reception by community and NGO groups, both in terms of the incorporation of these ideas into policy and practice, and in terms of their unintended social...
The changing port-city interface: moving towards sustainability?
In this paper, it is argued that the recognition of changing urban contexts, awareness of environmental issues, fair processes and a comprehensive redevelopment plan are essential to garner community support and to avoid piecemeal redevelopment.
Global space or local place? The Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment and entrepreneurial urban governance
The impending waterfront redevelopment of Port Adelaide is a local manifestation of a global phenomenon. Through a carefully managed place marketing process, the Port’s industrial landscape is to be reconceptualized as a future landscape of cosmopolitan consumption and professional occupancy.
Understanding city fringe gentrification: the role of a 'potential investment gap'
This paper approaches the gentrification debate from a somewhat different position. It argues that gentrification, seen as the replacement of lower status and income households by higher status and income households, can occur outside the inner city.