While some Australian Governments simply shrug their shoulders at housing affordability issues, governments across the globe have adopted a number of different strategies to attack housing affordability. How do these policy options apply to Australian cities?.
More roads mean less traffic right? Wrong. More infrastructure supply may result in higher travel demand, or, 'induced demand'. Building new roads could also result in more congestion. This talk looks at the importance of careful transport planning, using appropriate transport models for predicting future traffic conditions.
Do we need to formalise informal housing settlements of the global south? Or informalise over-determined public spaces of the global north?
Is the solution to housing affordability in Sydney and other Australian cities more supply? Recent evidence from Sydney does not seem to support this suggestion. Professor Murphy will examine the relationship between housing supply and house prices and draw conclusions for housing policy-makers.
When who you know speaks louder than money talks.
While public debate centres on the role of political donations as a way to buy favours from politicians, relationship networks tell a far more interesting story.
Are we disadvantaged by our address or by how the media portrays it?
Facilitated by David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber with expert panelists Councilor Stephen Bali, Mayor of Blacktown, Dr Shanthi Robertson, University of Western Sydney Peter Rogers WESTIR.
The latest Journey to Work analysis shows that most people who live in Greater Western Sydney work in the region and a high proportion travel by car. Join a discussion with Barbara Beard, WESTIR LTDand Simon Ginn, Transport Planner, Parramatta City Council about transport and the infrastructure needs of western Sydney.
How does Sydney's second CBD stack up for heritage, history, culture, diversity and a good café latte? Take a walking tour of significant sites, hear the latest developments and thinking about the city - and stop for a coffee.
A visual reflection of the life and time of Denis Winston, first Professor of Town Planning at the University of Sydney.
Who is responsible for providing affordable housing? And how can we maximise housing supply from not-for-profit developers? David Cant, CEO of Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), Australia's largest NFP developer, will highlight the significant role that NFP housing developers can play. Joined by panelists Janelle Goulding City West Housing, Robert Pradolin Frasers Property Australia (Formally Australand) and Carrie Hamilton Associate, Housing Action Network.
Discover contemporary architectural gems in Sydney's renaissance suburbs of Chippendale, Redfern and Surry Hills as we weave a different narrative of Sydney.
Take a walk in the brave new world of architectural A-listers and explore a cluster of recent remarkable works around the neighbourhood of Sydney's Central Station.
An exclusive student screening and post-film discussion with University of Sydney Director of Heritage Conservation Dr Cameron Logan.
Are our buildings sick? Is city living affecting our health? Professor Susan Thompson explains.
How did the humble mosquito shape and determine the city of Darwin? Mosquitoes are indifferent architects, and in their indifference, show just what powerful forces of urbanism they are.
Is crime really on the increase? Or is it all just media hype? And what more needs to be done to protect our citizens from becoming victims? This talk might just bust a few myths about crime in Sydney.
Meet with our academic program directors and learn about the programs available at the University of Sydney in Urban and Regional Planning, Heritage Conservation, Urban Design or the new Masters of Urbanism.
Not all Chinese are getting rich on the back of property investments. Dr Dallas Rogers travels to Beijing in search of the Mousetribe, the people who call air raid bunkers their homes.
Are Chinese investors responsible for driving up property prices? This panel tests the myths, drivers, politics and data on Chinese real estate investment in Australia.
Do more roads equal less traffic?
Will increasing housing supply lead to improved affordability?
A symbol of the 'urban miracle' of Medellín, Colombia's former violent drug capital, the cable car is on the move. But is the cable car the answer to a way out of the slums?