Past events

Revisit our previous lectures, webinars and panel discussions.


Housing affordability and keyworkers: Research evidence & policy solutions

Australia’s deepening housing affordability crisis is pushing essential employees further and further from their workplaces. From education to IT, policing to healthcare, the lack of affordable housing is impacting all industries and threatening key services. This event draws on recent research to shine a light on this issue, highlighting key policy debates and offering practical strategies for action.

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Housing System Change: An International Perspective

Housing systems are changing across the world, but how and why? Part of the answer lies in the creation of a world financial system, but what role does this leave for national policy? This lecture will trace the evolution of housing systems in advanced economies, and outline the way in which policy change has interacted with parallel realignments in social and economic institutions.

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Putting the Blame on Planning: Housing crisis and reform in Ireland

Ireland’s planning system has been subject to waves of restructure and reform since the global financial crisis and subsequent housing market collapse. In seeking to re-establish a functioning land and property market, planning has been positioned as an obstacle to recovery, slowing development and imposing onerous regulations which undermined the viability of projects. This lecture critically examines this reshaping of planning, which has been driven by a well organised and influential development lobby alongside a compliant state.

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Book cover of Homelessness and Mobile Communication

Book launch and Seminar: Homelessness and Mobile Communications

Homelessness and Mobile Communication – Precariously Connected is published by Palgrave MacMillan. The book launch and seminar event were hosted by the School of Art Communication and English in partnership with the Henry Halloran Research Trust. Dr Justine Humphry presented some of her research as part of the Platform Urbanism panel at the 2022 Festival of Urbanism.

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Urban building

Festival of "future" Urbanism

The 9th Festival of Urbanism asks how our future cities and regions will change, and what interventions are needed to address the mistakes of the past.

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The Sibyl Centre

Designers in Government Showcase and Awards Ceremony

All levels of government – from local councils to state and Commonwealth agencies – have instrumental roles to play in advocating, shaping and delivering good design across the built environment. Designers working within government will showcase their work in a Pecha Kutcha-style format.

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