City Futures

Parliamentary Inquiry inputs

Please read our contributions to recent inquiries on affordable housing by the NSW Parliament and the Australian Senate:

Transcript of City Futures NSW Select Committee briefing (12 Mar 2014)

City Futures submission to the NSW Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing (Feb 2014)

City Futures submission to the Senate Economic References Committee inquiry on affordable housing (Mar 2014)


About Us

Established in 2004 and headed by Professor Bill Randolph, City Futures is Australia’s leading urban policy research centre, having achieved the only 5 star rating in Urban & Regional Planning under the 2012 National Excellence in Research for Australia assessment exercises. Spanning the interrelated areas of urban planning, housing, design, development and social policy, our work aims to advance the understanding of Australia’s cities, their people, the policies that manage their growth, and their impacts on our environment and economy.

City Futures works closely with several other UNSW research groups as well as with research centres at other universities in Australia, Asia and Europe. The applied focus of City Futures’ research also involves strong partnerships with local, state and federal government agencies as well as industry stakeholders and community groups.

With 2012 receipts totalling over $2 million, City Futures has a robust track record on external research income. In the main this funding is provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and the NSW Department of Health. Other project sponsors include state government departments, local councils and private companies. With over 180 HERDC recognised publications in the five years to 2013, the Centre’s strong scholarship credentials are also evident in Professor Hal Pawson’s role as Australasian editor of the highly rated international journal Housing Studies.

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