Report

Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities

This scoping study considers whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.
Report

Benchmarking urban exchanges: lessons for Melbourne

This benchmarking report outlines the potential future themes and activities to foster Melbourne’s transition toward a more sustainable and healthier city.
Conference paper

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.
Strategy

Action for equity: a sexual and reproductive health plan for Melbourne’s west 2018-2022

This document is a four year sexual and reproductive health promotion strategy for the western region of Melbourne. It incorporates primary prevention initiatives that work to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for the community by redressing the social, cultural and economic drivers of sexual...
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.
Conference paper

Public transport privatisation in Melbourne: what went wrong?

The purpose of this paper is to attempt an evaluation of the results to date of the Melbourne privatisation process, with a view to establishing whether it represents an improvement over continued government operation.
Conference paper

Australian waterfronts: improving our edge

This paper critically examines the urban design of waterfront cultural and leisure precincts in Australian cities, in terms of simple functional planning matters such as use, scale and connectivity, but also examining how these are entangled in more complex representational, behavioural and political outcomes.
Conference paper

SOS – sustaining our suburbs

What does sustainability mean in the context of the Victorian State Government's “Planning for Sustainable Growth” plan and what are the assumptions which underpin the plan? This paper will locate Melbourne 2030 within a much longer and pervasive history of antipathy towards the particular suburban...
Conference paper

Melbourne in transition: the growth of medium density housing

The debate over the costs and benefits of urban consolidation has perhaps never been more important given the rise in the importance of sustainability principles as a basis of planning, the growth of megacities and development pressure on countrysides.
Conference paper

Sustainable green systems in the urban environment

This paper examines the complex issue of creating sustainable green systems and protecting biodiversity within the built environment.
Conference paper

Multiculturalism and the spatial assimilation of migrant groups: the Melbourne and Sydney experience

According to this paper it is the relationship between multiculturalism as a policy issue and social harmony among different cultural groups, specifically that of avoiding spatial (and implicitly social) segregation, hence pluralism, that most concerns social scientists and commentators.
Conference paper

Urban agglomeration of advanced business services in Australia: some policy implications

While globalisation and production chain unbundling is allowing Advanced Business Services to reach out to clients in distant regions and countries, the tendency towards consolidation of these firms into Australia’s biggest cities, in particular Sydney and Melbourne, is of policy concern.
Conference paper

Is there a spatial mismatch between housing affordability and employment opportunity in Melbourne?

The research reported in this paper is situated at within a set of contemporary literatures concerning the spatial development of large urban areas, within the context of the ongoing restructuring of urban employment and housing markets.
Report

Living locally: creating resilient 20-minute neighbourhoods in greenfield growth areas

This report draws on research and practical experience to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods in new greenfield suburbs. The report outlines opportunities for collaborative approaches to create local environments that support ‘living locally’ and, with that, stronger social connections and...
Report

Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters

This study investigated the impacts commuting costs have on accessing employment for low income workers who are renting their home.
Report

Economic impacts of COVID-19 on the City of Melbourne: final report

This report describes the forecast economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the City of Melbourne and Victoria, highlighting a range of response actions for the government in rebooting the Victorian economy.
Report

Food precincts investigations: Melbourne laneways and Brisbane’s West End

Describing a recent investigation of 49 fast food, café and restaurant businesses in Melbourne’s Degraves Street and Hardware Lane and Brisbane’s West End, this report outlines the recovery of $1,212,727 in unpaid wages to potentially vulnerable young workers such as university students.
Report

The experience of international students before and during COVID-19: housing, work, study and wellbeing

This report, drawing on two surveys, one conducted before and one during the COVID-19 pandemic, examines the circumstances of international students in the private rental sector in Sydney and Melbourne.
Conference paper

Ethics and transport planning in a time of urban extremes

Studies of justice and equity in mobility rarely produce explicit conceptual or practical insights into an ethics of transport and its planning. This paper asserts that this tension presents a complex ethical conundrum for transport scholars, and consider the possibilities and potentials for opening arenas...
Conference paper

Scale, territory, and the organisation of the state in transport planning in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada

Transport planning is the set of state-led practices that seek to improve (using) mobility, with reference to an idealised future imaginary. This research characterises how scale is deployed in practices of transport planning, with a focus on the Melbourne (Australia) and Toronto (Canada) urban regions...