Professor Nicole Gurran and Professor Peter Phibbs offer solutions to ease overcrowding and house homeless populations during the coronavirus pandemic in a co-authored piece for The Conversation. Access the full article here.
Dr Sophia Maalsen and Dr Dallas Rogers argue for a government-imposed eviction moratorium in a co-authored piece for The Conversation. Access the full article here.
Dr Jennifer Kent discussed the potential consequences of a shutdown of public transport to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a co-authored piece for The Conversation. Access the full article here.
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 …
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 …
Urban Co-Lab researcher Xiao Ma conducts an autopsy of the drivers of the foreign real estate investment ‘bust’ in Australia. Check it out in Sustainability journal.
The 2019 documentary film Push by Fredrik Gertten follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, to a number of cities around the world as she tries “to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why”. It’s a film about housing, gentrification and finance. A Toronto real estate sales agent sets the scene in the open few minutes when he says, “So I got interested in real estate. Started with flipping properties: buying a house, renovating it and selling it. And I got the taste for real estate”.