This report investigates the rate of lot sales in nine major master-planned housing developments. The research reveals a 'staged release' approach that responds to price growth, but appears crafted to avoid supply-led price declines.
NDIS Utilisation Project: understanding drivers of plan utilisation from the point of view of participants
A key concept underpinning the NDIS is the ability for people with disability to be able to access the supports budgeted for in their NDIS plans. One indicator of this is the rate of plan utilisation. This study aimed to understand the dynamics affecting people’s...
“I’m outta here!”: a qualitative investigation into why Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people self-discharge from hospital
The findings in this research article are specific to one acute care hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The insights illuminated by the research may be relevant in other settings, where similar contextual forces have shaped hospital care, but cannot fully account for why all patients self-discharge.
This research tests the usefulness of new datasets to inform the forward planning of social and community infrastructure in rapidly growing areas of Australian cities. It focusses on greenfield areas of Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth to demonstrate data sources and methods that can be replicated...
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.
Using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, this paper reflects the extent of house crowding among two cultural groups: Australia’s Indigenous population and Australia’s Lebanese population, who are both disadvantaged in socio- economic terms, but with differing cultural needs.
In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed.
There has been a rapid global rise in both bike and car share offerings. Yet many of these have only current low adoption levels, highlighting a pressing need to understand the consumer behaviour that surrounds their adoption. This research maps how future mobility and demand...
Making Brisbane ‘liveable’ is a policy objective of the Queensland government. In some domains of liveability, Brisbane performs well in comparison to other Australian cities in its policy ambition and performance. However, to achieve its liveability aspirations, greater ambition is required in some of its...
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facility in September 2017.
Valuing public transport customer amenities: A survey of practice across Australasian and international transit agencies
Public transport customer amenities cover a range of ancillary improvements which are not directly related to operations or service quantity but can enhance the quality of the passenger experience. Examples include information provision, passenger facilities, station/stop quality and personal security measures. While much research has...
Transformation of the motor vehicle fleet has been an important feature of the world’s peak car phenomenon. Very few urban transport studies have explored such important changes in large urban cities. Using an innovative green vehicle datasets constructed for 2009 and 2014, this paper investigates...
This Discussion Paper proposes flood resilience initiatives for Norman Creek, Brisbane. It compiles ideas generated during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Brisbane City Council on the 16th and 17th August 2016. The workshop participants...
Reorienting TOD policy in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to improve delivery of low-carbon communities
Transit Orientated Development (TOD) provides a nuanced, policy-relevant design to connect social and planning frameworks to create low-carbon communities. This form of urban development aims to co-locate sustainable housing, transport and consolidated urban forms. Fully integrated TODs offer strong potential to blend social and environmental...
Understanding Pasifika migrant behaviour and perspectives of well-being in Brisbane through material cultural adaptations
Pasifika migrant perspectives of well-being are linked to their spatial behaviour and material cultural adaptations within urban areas. In order to understand the significance of material cultural adaptations we must also consider the underpinnings of the materials and templates used within context. The characteristics of...
Australian capital cities are among the most expensive in the world, and the persistent shortage of affordable housing is a significant driver of housing overcrowding, particularly in the private rental sector. Health and wellbeing issues arise from closer contact between household members including increased spread...
Metropolitan planning policy in Australia has focussed on creating more compact cities for the past twenty years. Yet the multi-nodal expression of Australian compact city policies has, to date, proven difficult to implement (Newton and Glackin 2014; Chhetri et al. 2013; Woodcock et al. 2011...
Although the service hub concept is most commonly associated with deprived areas of the North American inner city, similar clusters of facilities can also be found in other contexts. In this paper, we conceptualise urban campgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand as small-scale service hubs for...
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...
Illustrated case study reporting on South Bank Rain Bank. The case study gives the status of the development, the drivers, the new technology used, the costs, the outcomes and the lessons learned.