The Urban Housing Lab, funded by the Trust's research incubator scheme, provides a research platform for examining and promoting change in housing market dynamics in Sydney.
Attendees heard from our Urban Housing Lab Practitioner in Residence Keiran Thomas.
Mr Thomas discussed how the NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. Mr Thomas' paper recently received the Chief Commissioner's Award for Research and Innovation at the Greater Sydney Planning Awards.
Dr Dallas Rogers from the School of Architecture Design and Planning discussed his research on agonistic community engagement in planning, Understanding community knowledge, community demand and structural constraints.
His new book "The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights" was formally launched prior to the lectures.
Dr Patrick Harris from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy presented on research investigating how health impacts were covered in four major transport infrastructure project's environmental assessments:
In his presentation, Dr Harris also made recommendations for future policy, practice and research.
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.