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Increasing affordable housing supply: what can governments do?

18 July 2017
Affordable housing in market driven contexts
Last night a panel presented key findings into strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply in constrained funding and increasingly market driven contexts.
Side view of apartments


The panel presented key findings from an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Inquiry.

The discussions focused on outcomes in the UK, where there has been much policy concern and experimentation, specifically in relation to use of planning system tools to leverage new affordable housing supply. It also examined outcomes in Australia, where governments have implemented a range of strategies, policies and programs to support affordable housing supply over the past decade.

This event was organised by our Urban Housing Lab incubator program.


  • Professor Ken Gibb (Policy Scotland / University of Glasgow Associate)
  • Professor Steven Rowley (Curtin University)
  • Professor Nicole Gurran (Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning)
  • Professor Bill Randolph (University of New South Wales)