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Potential policy options for improving housing affordability (6-8pm)

  • Veterinary Science Conference Centre Regimental Dr, Camperdown NSW 2050 (map)

Professor Christine Whitehead and Associate Professor Steven Rowley, Curtin University

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?.

The session will be chaired by Professor Nicole Gurran, who convenes the Urban Housing Lab at he University of Sydney a research incubator funded by the Henry Halloran Trust.

Professor Christine Whitehead, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge. Christine is an internationally respected applied economist working mainly in the fields of housing economics, finance and policy. She has worked with a wide range of international agencies as well as regularly for the UK government and Parliament. She was Director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research from 1990 to 2010 as well as Professor at LSE.

Associate Professor Steven Rowley is currently the Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Curtin Research Centre. Steven joined Curtin Business School in July 2007 from the Department of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield, UK. He worked in Sheffield for 9 years focusing mainly on research, particularly UK Government funded research projects on planning and affordable housing. Steven has also completed projects on commercial property markets.

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Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm

Location: Webster Lecture Room 208 VSCC (B22) Regimental Drive The University of Sydney Camperdown

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