Professor Peter Phibbs, the Director of the Henry Halloran Trust, will lead a conversation about this important topic at forthcoming seminar at the University of Sydney. He will be joined by two recent graduates of the Urban Planning program, Michael Cuthbert and Richard O'Gorman Hughes who have recently completed research studies on Value Capture in Sydney. They will set the scene about the current and past practice in Sydney. Professor Phibbs will discuss how value capture is used in different jurisdictions in Australia and elsewhere and examine some recent proposals by the Committee for Sydney and others. Chris Johnson, CEO of The Urban Taskforce will join and Professor Nicole Gurran from the University of Sydney will respond to the presentations and be part of a panel to answer questions from the audience.
Peter Phibbs is a geographer, planner and social economist with extensive experience in program evaluation, financial analysis and cost benefit analysis. He has over twenty years’ experience undertaking housing research. Currently he is the Chair of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney and also Director of the Henry Halloran Trust at the same University. His recent housing research has been on the development of the affordable housing sector in Australia and the impact of housing on a range of other well-being issues including health and educational outcomes. He is currently a member of the World Health Organisation’s working group which is preparing a set of guidelines on the connections between housing and health. He is also on the NSW Ministerial taskforce on Affordable Housing.
Australia’s cities have shifted from centres of manufacturing and industry to the drivers of a globalised economy fueled by knowledge, creativity and innovation
This forum explores how two nations with shared traditions but very different systems of urban governance and planning mediate the supply of new housing, and the roles played by government, planning authorities, developers, property owners and the public in this process.