People

Associate Professor Hazel Easthope

Research Centre Staff, City Futures Research Centre, Research Cluster Staff, People and Place

I am interested in urban consolidation and the human implications of the development, management, governance and planning of apartment buildings and estates. Housing is often talked of in terms of supply, markets and profit, but housing is not just a numbers game, it is also about the lived experiences of residents.

My aim is to bring a human angle to urban consolidation so governments and developers, in Australia and internationally, can plan best-practice, evidence-based, high-density housing for growing urban populations.

Having built a good reputation in this space, I am regularly consulted by industry, government and peak body organisations around the world. My vision is that living in an apartment is not a second choice to a house, but equal or first choice because apartments are built and managed in ways that bring multiple benefits and an excellent quality of life to residents.

Building: 
Red Centre
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 6041
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 5935
Bio: 

Associate Professor Hazel Easthope
UNSW Scientia Fellow, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia
PhD (University of Tasmania), BA(Hons) (University of Sydney)

Hazel Easthope is an Associate Professor and UNSW Scientia Fellow at the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. She has qualifications in sociology and human geography and researches in the areas of urban studies and housing. She has a particular research interest in residential satisfaction and the intersections between mobility, identity and home. Much of her research focuses on the development, management, governance and planning implications of private apartment buildings and estates and the lived experiences of their residents. Her interests in this area span property title and ownership structures, estate governance and management, urban renewal and housing redevelopment, building retrofits and upgrades, and resident relationships.

She regularly consults with government, community and peak body stakeholders. This has led to invitations from a range of academic, industry and peak body organisations to present her research findings and provide policy advice.

Research:

Current research projects include:

Key words: Urban, housing, place, strata, apartments

Engagement: 
In the Media

Easthope, H. (2013, April 15). Personal Oz- work and family. The Australian. Retrieved from https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/upload/TheAustPersonalOzHazelE15.04.13.pdf

Easthope, H. (2013, November 15). Strata law changes. The Singleton Argus. Retrieved from http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/20131115%20Strata%20law%20...

Easthope, H. (2015, January 15). Home Building Amendment Act: Sydney Apartment owners say law changes are ‘draconian.’ Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/home-building-amendment-act-sydney-apartment-owners-say-law-changes-are-draconian-20150113-12n57u

Easthope, H. (2015, January 22). Unit owners beware new home defect act. St George Leader. Retrieved from http://www.theleader.com.au/story/2831269/unit-owners-beware-new-home-defect-act/

Esthope, H. (2015, June 17). Yet more strata legislation delays: Peter Chittenden. Property Observer. Retrieved from http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/peter-chittenden/43470-yet-more-strata-legislation-delays-peter-chittenden.html

Easthope, H. (2015, June 19). Speaking with Hazel Easthope on designing for high density living. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/speaking-with-hazel-easthope-on-designing-for-high-density-living-37631

Easthope, H. (2015, November 3). Strata living stories: the hilarious and the hellish. ABC. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/strata-living/6905956

Practice

Joint Book-reviews Editor and board member, Housing Studies journal

Publications:
Books

Easthope H, 2019, The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living, Edward Elgar Publishing, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-politics-and-practices-of-apartment-living

2018, Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region, Palgrave Macmillan UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56988-2

Wiesel I; Easthope H; Liu EY; Judd BH; Hunter E, 2012, Pathways into and within social housing, 186, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/186

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2012, Multi-generation households in Australian cities, 181, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70688

Milligan V; Phillips R; Easthope H; Liu E; Memmot P, 2011, Urban social housing for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: Respecting culture and adapting services, AHURI Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

Hulse K; Milligan V; Easthope H, 2011, Secure Occupancy in Rental Housing: Conceptual Foundations and Comparative Perspectives, AHURI Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

Book Chapters

Easthope H; Liu E; Ho C; Buckle C, 2019, 'Diversity in density: Encouraging participation in higher density living', in Bishop K; Marshall N (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City, Routledge, New York, pp. 79 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543

Loschke S; Easthope H, 2019, 'Home Controls: On the Transformative Redesign of Urban Housing', in Loschke S (ed.), Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action, Routledge

Crommelin LM; Troy L; Randolph B; Easthope H, 2018, 'Everybody needs good neighbours, especially in strata: are new Australian laws enabling forced sales of strata properties justified?', in Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification, pp. 148 - 165, https://www.routledge.com/Compulsory-Property-Acquisition-for-Urban-Densification/Searle/p/book/9781138500990

Easthope H; Randolph B, 2018, 'Collective responsibility in strata apartments', in Altmann E; Gabriel M (ed.), Multi-owned property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 177 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56988-2

Easthope H; Randolph B, 2018, 'Experiencing density: the implications of strata titling for urban renewal in Australia', in Ruming K (ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 94 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315548722

Loschke S; Easthope H, 2017, 'Postproduced: How Adaptive Redesign and Participatory Approaches can Transform Ageing Housing', in Cairns G; Artopolulos G; Day K (ed.), From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of communities, residents and activists, UCL Press, pp. 71 - 86, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/from-conflict-to-inclusion-in-housing

Liu EY; Easthope H, 2016, 'Living with the Family in Australian Cities', in Liu EY; Easthope H (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315596266

Easthope H; Liu EY, 2016, 'Recognising Multigenerational Households', in Liu EY; Easthope H (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, Routledge, London, pp. 178 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315596266

Judd B, 2016, 'Housing Design for Multigenerational Living', in Liu EY; Easthope H (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 136 - 159, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Easthope H, 2016, 'The Drivers of Multigenerational Households in Australia', in Liu EY; Easthope H (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 38 - 53, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Burnley I, 2016, 'Demographic Characteristics of Multigenerational Households in Australia, with Special Reference to Metropolitan Sydney and Brisbane', in Liu EY; Easthope H (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 14 - 37, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Liu EY, 2016, 'Living with the Extended Family: Experiences and Outcomes of Living in Multigenerational Households', in Liu EY; Easthope H (ed.), Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, edn. Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, London, pp. 73 - 82, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Easthope H, 2016, 'Losing Control at Home?', in Freestone R; Liu E (ed.), Place and Placelessness Revisited, Routledge, New York, pp. 108 - 119, https://www.routledge.com/Place-and-Placelessness-Revisited/Freestone-Liu/p/book/9781138937116

Liu EY; Easthope H; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, 'Housing multigenerational households in Australian cities: Evidence from Sydney and Brisbane at the turn of the twenty-first century', in Dufty-Jones R; Rogers D (ed.), Housing in Twenty-First Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 21 - 37, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472431134

Randolph B; Easthope H, 2014, 'The Rise of Micro-government: Strata Title, Reluctant Democrats and the New Urban Vertical Polity', in Gleeson B; Beza B (ed.), The Public City: Essays in Honour of Paul Mees, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, pp. 210 - 224, https://www.mup.com.au/items/154962

Edited Books

Liu EY; Easthope H, (ed.), 2016, Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia, Routledge, London, https://www.routledge.com/Multigenerational-Family-Living-Evidence-and-Policy-Implications-from/Liu-Easthope/p/book/9781472476692

Journal articles

Easthope H; van den Nouwelant R; Thompson S, 2020, 'Apartment ownership around the world: Focusing on credible outcomes rather than ideal systems', Cities, vol. 97, pp. 102463 - 102463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102463

Troy L; Randolph B; Pinnegar S; Crommelin L; Easthope H, 2020, 'Vertical Sprawl in the Australian City: Sydney’s High-rise Residential Development Boom', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 38, pp. 18 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2019.1709168

Cheshire L; Easthope H; ten Have C, 2019, 'Unneighbourliness and the Unmaking of Home', Housing, Theory and Society, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2019.1705384

Easthope H; Stone W; Cheshire L, 2018, 'The decline of ‘advantageous disadvantage’ in gateway suburbs in Australia: The challenge of private housing market settlement for newly arrived migrants', Urban Studies, vol. 55, pp. 1904 - 1923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098017700791

Liu EY; Easthope H; Ho C; Buckle C, 2018, 'Diversity and participation in private apartment buildings: a review of the literature', Geographical Research, vol. 56, pp. 401 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12282

Easthope H, 2018, 'The death and life of the single-family house: lessons from Vancouver on building a livable city', HOUSING STUDIES, vol. 33, pp. 1146 - 1147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2018.1495596

Bunker R; Crommelin L; Troy L; Easthope H; Pinnegar S; Randolph B, 2017, 'Managing the transition to a more compact city in Australia', International Planning Studies, vol. 22, pp. 384 - 399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13563475.2017.1298435

Crommelin LM; Bunker R; Troy L; Randolph B; Easthope H; Pinnegar S, 2017, 'As compact city planning rolls on, a look back: lessons from Sydney and Perth', Australian Planner, vol. 54, pp. 115 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07293682.2017.1319869

Troy L; Easthope H; Randolph B; Pinnegar S, 2017, '‘It depends what you mean by the term rights’: strata termination and housing rights', Housing Studies, vol. 32, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2016.1171827

Easthope H; Liu EY; Burnley I; Judd B, 2017, 'Changing perceptions of family: A study of multigenerational households in Australia', Journal of Sociology, vol. 53, pp. 182 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783316635850

Easthope H; Randolph B, 2016, 'Principal–agent problems in multi-unit developments: The impact of developer actions on the on-going management of strata titled properties', Environment and Planning A, vol. 48, pp. 1829 - 1847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16650894

Sherry C; Easthope H, 2016, 'Under-supply of schooling in the gentrified and regenerated inner city', Cities, vol. 56, pp. 16 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.02.008

Burnley I; Liu EY; Easthope H, 2015, 'Geographies of Adult Multigenerational Family Households in Metropolitan Sydney', Geographical Research, vol. 54, pp. 391 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12168

Easthope H; Liu E; Judd B; Burnley I, 2015, 'Feeling at Home in a Multigenerational Household: The Importance of Control', Housing, Theory and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2015.1031275

Easthope H, 2015, 'The role of retirees in residential "private governments"', Journal of Urban Affairs, vol. 37, pp. 311 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12138

Easthope H, 2014, 'Making a Rental Property Home', Housing Studies, vol. 29, pp. 279 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2013.873115

Easthope H, 2014, 'The role of retirees in residential private governments', Journal of Urban Affairs, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12138

Easthope H; Warnken J; Sherry C; Coiacetto E; Dredge D; Guilding C; Johnston N; Lamminmaki D; Reid S, 2014, 'How property title impacts urban consolidation: a lifecycle examination of multi-title developments', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 32, pp. 289 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2014.899210

Vizel I; Easthope H, 2013, 'Moving into a disadvantaged tenure? Pathways into social housing', Geography Research Forum, vol. 33, pp. 147 - 162

Milligan V; Easthope H; Liu EY; Green S; Phillips R; Memmott P, 2013, 'How is social housing best delivered to disadvantaged Indigenous people living in urban areas?', AHURI Research & Policy Bulletin, pp. 1 - 4, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/157

Easthope H; Hudson S; Randolph WG, 2013, 'Urban renewal and strata scheme termination: Balancing communal management and individual property rights', Environment and Planning A, vol. 45, pp. 1421 - 1435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a4598

Hulse K; Milligan V; Easthope H, 2011, 'Secure Occupancy: conceptual foundations and comparative perspectives: Final Report', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, pp. 1 - 240

Milligan V; Phillips R; Easthope H; Liu EY; Memmott P, 2011, 'Urban social housing for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: respecting culture and adapting services', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, vol. 172, pp. 1 - 131, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70569

Easthope H; Tice AJ, 2011, 'Children in Apartments: Implications for the Compact City', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 29, pp. 415 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2011.627834

Wiesel I; Easthope H; Liu EY, 2011, 'Pathways and choice in a diversifying social housing system', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, vol. 137, pp. 1 - 60, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/70615_pp

Milligan V; Easthope H; Phillips R; Memmott P, 2010, 'Service directions and issues in social housing for Indigenous households in urban and regional areas', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/70569_pp

Pinnegar S; Easthope H; Randolph B; Williams P; Yates J, 2009, 'Innovative financing for homeownership: The potential for shared equity initiatives in Australia', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 112

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