Submission to DPIE re Housing Diversity SEPP

Urban Housing Lab researchers Dr Laurence Troy, Dr Catherine Gilbert, Dr Caitlin Buckle, Professor Nicole Gurran and Professor Peter Phibbs recently made a submission to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in regards to the proposed Housing Diversity SEPP, with submissions closing Sep 9, 2020.

Two AHURI COVID-19 Projects Underway

Congratulations to Urban Housing Lab members Caitlin Buckle, Professor Nicole Gurran, Dr Catherine Gilbert and Henry Halloran Trust Director Professor Peter Phibbs, who are involved with two new AHURI COVID-19 research projects. Caitlin Buckle leads the project ‘Marginal housing during COVID-19‘ with Nicole Gurran and Peter Phibbs and in collaboration with Associate Professor Tess Lea …

ARC Linkage Success

Congratulations to Dr Sophia Maalsen and Dr Dallas Rogers for a successful ARC Linkage grant application, collaborating with Dr Desiree Fields and Tenants NSW, Tenants QLD and Tenants VIC! The project aims to show how digital technologies are transforming the private rental sector in Australia. This project should provide significant benefits for Australian renters and …

For pandemic control, housing is the best medicine

In a co-authored piece for the Croakey, our Chair of Urbanism, Professor Nicole Gurran, discussed the challenges those in overcrowded and unstable housing situations face following COVID-19 isolation advice. Access the full article here.

Short term rentals and the housing market – critical housing research

Attention researchers! Contributions to a special issue of Critical Housing Analysis on Short term rentals and the housing market are currently invited, by guest editors Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney) and Declan Redmond (University College Dublin). Critical Housing Analysis publishes short papers that undergo quick double blind peer review by two members of the editorial …

Predicting neighbourhood change using big data and machine learning: Implications for theory, methods, and practice – University of Sydney Symposium, 10-11 August 2020

Despite decades of research on neighborhood change, there has been little corresponding methodological development: studies still tend to either rely primarily on demographic data aggregated at the neighborhood level (which masks complex and micro-scale causal dynamics), or on in-depth case studies (which present challenges for generalization). Advances in data science, particularly if informed by critical …