This research is aimed at building an evidence base which supports investment across both housing and non-housing outcomes. This evidence base aims to strengthen the policy environment for housing as an essential piece of social and economic infrastructure.
Intersections of stigma, social capital and community engagement in the suburbs: a social network analysis
This paper looks at place-based stigma within communities by mapping social networks and relationships within sub-sections of a disadvantaged urban Tasmanian community. This provides a unique lens for understanding disadvantaged urban places, particularly when laying the foundation for community development strategies to address disadvantage and...
In Australian cities, culturally diverse suburban landscapes are often sensed as discomforting sites of fear and anxiety, particularly after dark. This paper draws on the contemporary literature on affective atmospheres to show how racialised Indigenous and asylum seeker bodies become present in different ways in...
This project aims to provide a multi-level analysis of the wellbeing outcomes of low-income renters living in socially diverse locations, to help inform area-based policies on social mix and affordability. Key findings
This Investigative Panel found that social housing neighbourhoods are stigmatised because government policies have worked to congregate socially disadvantaged people in social housing neighbourhoods while under-investing in the tenure. At the same time, the media has portrayed these neighbourhoods as a haven for criminals and...
This paper is largely concerned with the implications of the spatial dynamic that is serving to concentrate and intensify the stigmatisation of poverty.