People

Associate Professor Vivienne Milligan

Research Centre Staff, Visiting Academics, City Futures Research Centre

B.A. (Hons 1) University of Sydney 1973 

PhD (Utrecht University) 2003

Room: 
3026
Building: 
Red Centre West
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 6381
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 5935
Bio: 

Vivienne Milligan is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the City Futures Research Centre. Until her formal retirement in late 2016, she had been an Associate Professor at City Futures since August 2008. A geographer and housing policy expert, Vivienne completed a BA Hons at  the University of Sydney in 1973 and worked in academia for a decade (1973-1982) before returning from a highly successful career in public sector administration (1983-1999) to complete a doctoral thesis at Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2003. She was Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Sydney Research Centre at the University of Sydney between 2004 and 2008 and was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor there in 2005. Vivienne’s research and policy interests include affordable housing financing, housing policy analysis, Indigenous housing, the role and contribution of third sector housing organisations and comparative housing research. Her research approach is strongly applied and builds on her extensive experience working on both sides of the research-policy interface. Prior to returning to academia, Vivienne had over 20 years senior management experience in housing policy development and innovation in Australia, working at different times in the federal and three state jurisdictions. During her public sector career she was instrumental in developing new initiatives in public, community, Indigenous and affordable housing. She is highly regarded across Australia for her contributions to housing policy development and was awarded a Public Service Medal for her contributions to the social housing sector in Queensland in 1993.

Vivienne has also held many advisory and governance positions in government and non government organisations. Since December 2016 she has been a Director of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations (now CHIA NSW). Her past Directorships include the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (1992-98), City West Housing (1994), the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (1997-99), and the Australasian Housing Institute (2001-04). From 2003 to 2005 she was the foundation editor of HousingWORKS the journal of the Australasian Housing Institute. Vivienne has been a regular guest lecturer in graduate housing courses in several universities and in 2006 helped to instigate the first professional development course on affordable housing, which was well subscribed across Australia . Vivienne has also worked periodically as a private consultant on commissioned projects for various government and non-government housing agencies.

Awards: 

Public Service Medal 1993

Nazha Saad Award for Women’s High Achievement in Housing 2016

 

 

Publications:
Books

Milligan V; Hulse K; Davison G; Australian Housing; UNSW-UWS Research Centre; Swinburne-Monash Research Centre; UWA Research Centre, 2013, Understanding leadership, strategy and organisational dynamics in the not-for-profit housing sector

Milligan V; Hulse K; Davison G, 2013, Understanding leadership, strategy and organisational dynamics in the not-for-profit housing sector - AHURI Final Report No 204, Australian Housing and Uban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70689

Wiesel I; Davison G; Milligan V; Phibbs P; Judd B; Zanardo M; Australian Housing; UNSW-UWS Research Centre, 2012, Developing sustainable affordable housing: A project level analysis

Lawson J; Milligan V; Yates J; Amann W; Kratschmann A; Youren N; Hamilton C; Bisset H; Australian Housing; RMIT Research Centre, 2012, Housing Supply Bonds - A suitable instrument to channel investment towards affordable housing in Australia?

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, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

Gurran N; Milligan V; Baker D; Bugg LB; Christensen S, 2008, New directions in planning for affordable housing: Australian and international evidence and implications

Book Chapters

Milligan V; Gilmour T, 2012, 'Affordable housing strategies', in International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, pp. 58-64, 10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00396-9

Gilmour T; Milligan V, 2012, 'Housing affordability, affordable housing and the policy agenda', in Tomlinson R (ed.), Australia’s Unintended Cities: The Impact of Housing on Urban Development, edn. first, CSIRO, Collingwood, Vic, pp. 51-67

Yates J; Milligan V, 2012, 'Policies that Support Affordability and Access to Housing', in Smith S; Elsinga M; O'Mahony LF; Eng OS; Wachter S (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, edn. 1, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 293-305

Yates J; Milligan V, 2012, 'Policies to support access and affordability of housing', in International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, pp. 293-305, 10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00255-1

Milligan V; Randolph B, 2009, 'Australia', in Management of Privatised Housing: International Policies & Practice, pp. 19-43, 10.1002/9781444322613.ch2

Milligan V; Randolph WG, 2009, 'Australia: New approaches to managing mixed tenure estates', in Gruis V; Tsenkova S; Nieboer N (ed.), Management of privatised housing: international policies and practice, edn. First, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 19-43

Journal articles

Pawson H; Milligan V; Martin C, 2019, 'Building Australia's affordable housing industry: capacity challenges and capacity-enhancing strategies', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 19, pp. 46-68, 10.1080/19491247.2018.1469108

Mullins D; Milligan V; Nieboer N, 2017, 'State directed hybridity? – the relationship between non-profit housing organizations and the state in three national contexts', Housing Studies, 10.1080/02673037.2017.1373747

Milligan VR; Hulse K, 2015, 'Hybridity in the Housing Third Sector: Interpreting Recent Developments in Australia', Third Sector Review, vol. 21, pp. 191-218, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=710721553117254;res=IELHSS

Hulse K; Milligan V, 2014, 'Secure Occupancy: A New Framework for Analysing Security in Rental Housing', Housing Studies, vol. 29, pp. 638-656, 10.1080/02673037.2013.873116

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

Pawson H; Milligan V, 2013, 'New dawn or chimera? Can institutional financing transform rental housing?', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 13, pp. 335-357, 10.1080/14616718.2013.840111

Milligan VR, 2013, 'Unlocking institutional finance for affordable housing: what Australian experts have said', Around the House, pp. 8-11, http://www.shelternsw.org.au/

Gilmour T; Milligan V, 2012, 'Let a hundred flowers bloom: Innovation and diversity in australian not-for-profit housing organisations', Housing Studies, vol. 27, pp. 476-494, 10.1080/02673037.2012.677019

Lawson J; Milligan V; Yates J, 2012, 'Towards cost-effective private financing of affordable rental housing', Housing Finance International, vol. 27, pp. 25-31

Milligan V; Tiernan A, 2011, 'No Home for Housing: The Situation of the Commonwealth's Housing Policy Advisory Function', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 70, pp. 391-407, 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2011.00746.x

Hulse K; Milligan V; Easthope H, 2011, 'Secure occupancy in rental housing: Conceptual foundations and comparative perspectives', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-240

Travers M; Gilmour T; Jacobs K; Milligan V; Phillips R, 2011, 'Stakeholder views of the regulation of affordable housing providers in Australia', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-55

Milligan V; Phillips R; Easthope H; Liu E; Memmott P, 2011, 'Urban social housing for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders: Respecting culture and adapting services', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-131

Milligan V, 2010, 'A Review of “Housing Policy Reforms in Post-Socialist Europe: Lost in', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 10, pp. 457-459, http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713700559

Travers M; Phillips R; Milligan V; Gilmour T, 2010, 'Regulatory frameworks and their utility for the not-for-profit housing sector', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, pp. 1-40, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/40559_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

Milligan V; Pinnegar S, 2010, 'The comeback of national housing policy in Australia: First reflections', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 10, pp. 325-344, 10.1080/14616718.2010.506747

Lawson J; Berry M; Milligan V; Yates J, 2009, 'Facilitating investment in affordable housing - towards an Australian model', Housing Finance International, vol. 24, pp. 18-25

Milligan V, 2009, 'Housing Moves: Transforming Australian Housing Policy', Around the House, vol. 77, pp. 10-14

Milligan V; Gurran N; Lawson J; Phibbs P; Phillips R, 2009, 'Innovation in affordable housing in Australia: Bringing policy and practice for not-for-profit housing organisations together', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-197

Phillips R; Milligan V; Jones A, 2009, 'Integration and social housing in Australia: Theory and practice', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-100

Pinnegar S; Quintal D; Milligan V; Williams PJ; Randolph WG; Yates J, 2008, 'Innovative financing for home ownership: the potential for shared equity initiatives in Australia (Positioning Paper 106)', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?Search-Title=&Centre=&Keywords=&Search=Properties&PublicationType=pp&ShowSearch=False&Year=&Search-Summary=&Direction=ASC&Search-Author=&Sort=Search-Tit

Seelig T; Milligan VR; Phibbs P; Thompson A, 2008, 'Reconceptualising Housing Need in the Context of 21st Century Australian Housing Policy (AHURI Positioning Paper 110)', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, pp. 1-79, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_20381_pp

Yates J; Kendig H; Phillips B; Milligan V; Tanton R, 2008, 'Sustaining fair shares: The Australian housing system and intergenerational sustainability', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-102

Randolph WG; Pinnegar S; Yates J; Milligan V; Berry M; Burke T; Gabriel M; Phibbs P, 2007, 'Housing affordability: A 21st Century Problem', AHURI Final Report No. 105 National REsearch Venture 3: Housing affordability for lower income Australians

Jones A; Phillips R; Milligan VR, 2007, 'Integration and Social Housing in Australia: Challenges and options', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, pp. 1-58, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_20336_pp

Milligan VR; Dieleman FM; van Kempen R, 2006, 'Impacts of contrasting housing policies on low-income households in Australia and the Netherlands', Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, vol. 21, pp. 237-255, 10.1007/s10901-006-9047-4

Milligan VR, 2003, 'How different? Comparing housing policies and housing affordability consequences for low income households in Australia and the Netherlands', Nederlandse Geografische Studies, pp. 19-246

Milligan V; Persson D, 1989, 'Concluding Comments', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 7, pp. 186-188, 10.1080/08111148908551425

Williamson F; Milligan V; Gibson K; Fagan B, 1981, 'ANTIPODEAN ANTIPODE: AN INTRODUCTION', Antipode, vol. 13, pp. 1-3, 10.1111/j.1467-8330.1981.tb00001.x

Conference Papers

Mullins D; Milligan V; Nieboer N, 2018, 'State directed hybridity?–the relationship between non-profit housing organizations and the state in three national contexts', in Housing Studies, pp. 565-588, 10.1080/02673037.2017.1373747

Mullins D; Milligan VR; Nieboer N, 2014, 'Between State and Market – The Relationship between Non-Profit Housing Organisations and the State in Three National Contexts', XV111 ISA World Congress of Sociology , Yokohama July 2014 – Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohoma Japan, presented at XV111 ISA World Congress of Sociology , Yokohama July 2014 – Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohoma Japan, 13 - 19 July 2014

Milligan VR; Nieboer N; Hulse K; Mullins D, 2012, 'The old and the new: comparing strategic positioning of third sector housing organisations in the Netherlands and Australia', Paper presented to European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Lillehammer, presented at Paper presented to European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Lillehammer, 26 June 2012

Hulse K; Milligan V, 2011, 'Better Occupancy Rights for Longer Term Renters', in Asia-Pacific Network For Housing Research Conference Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific Network For Housing Researchers Conference, Hong Kong, presented at Asia-Pacific Network For Housing Researchers Conference, Hong Kong, 08 - 10 December 2011

Milligan V; Hulse K, 2011, 'Securing Better Occupancy Rights for Longer Term Renters', Asia Pacifc Network of Housing Researchers, Hong Kong, presented at Asia Pacifc Network of Housing Researchers, Hong Kong, 08 - 10 December 2011

Milligan V; Phibbs P, 2010, 'Building a not-for-profit affordable housing industry in Australia', in Refereed papers presented at the 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Sydney, 5th - 7th August 2009., City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Asia-Pacific Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Sydney, 05 - 07 August 2009, http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/cf/apnhr/papers/Attachments/Milligan.pdf

Phillips R; Milligan V, 2010, ''Closing the gap' on Indigenous housing disadvantage in urban areas: A framework for analysis of current social housing delivery models', in 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference

Milligan V, 2010, 'Housing challenges & the influence of housing policy in Australia', APNHR Housing Conference, Beijing, pp. 1-25, presented at APNHR Housing Conference, Beijing, 21 - 22 August 2010

Milligan V; Lawson J, 2010, 'International financing models for affordable housing', in International financing models for affordable housing, National Affordable Housing Exchange, Sydney, pp. 1-22, presented at National Affordable Housing Exchange, Sydney, 18 - 19 February 2010, http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/cf/publications/presentations/attachments/NAHE.pdf

Milligan V, 2010, 'The affordable housing model: policy and practice', in The affordable housing model: policy and practice, SGS Seminar, Alternative Housing Models, Canberra, pp. 1-22, presented at SGS Seminar, Alternative Housing Models, Canberra, 08 June 2010, http://www.sgsep.com.au/seminar-innovation-affordable-housing

Davison G; Milligan V; Lawson J, 2010, 'Upping the ante: The role and potential of government land agencies in providing land for affordable housing', in 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference

Tony Gilmour T; Milligan V, 2008, 'Stimulating institutional investment in affordable housing in australia: Insights from the US', in 3rd Annual Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC08

Reports

Bedford M; Skattebol J; Newton BJ; Milligan V, 2018, Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People in Social Housing: Strive Scholarships - Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 10.26190/5bd63d0901395

Gurran N; Rowley S; Milligan V; Randolph B; Phibbs P; Gilbert C; James A; Troy L; van den Nouwelant R, 2018, Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: Evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, 10.18408/ahuri-7313001

Randolph B; Troy L; Milligan V; van den Nouwelant R, 2018, Paying for affordable housing in different market contexts, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 293, 293, 10.18408/ahuri-7113301

Milligan VR; Pawson H; Phillips, R; Martin, C, 2017, Developing the scale and capacity of Australia’s affordable housing industry, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne Australia, online, AHURI Final Report, 278, 10.18408/ahuri-7108402.

Pawson HN; Milligan V; Lawson J; Maclennan D, 2017, Ready for Growth? Inquiry into Australia's affordable housing industry capacity, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Visual Report, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/12832/Ready-for-growth-Inquiry-into-Australias-affordable-housing-industry-capacity-Visual-Report.pdf

Milligan V; Martin C; Phillips R; Liu EY; Pawson H; Spinney A, 2016, Profiling Australia's Affordable Housing Industry (AHURI Final Report #268), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, Final Report 268, 10.18408/ahuri-7108401

Pawson H; Milligan V; Liu E; Phibbs P; Rowley S, 2015, Assessing management costs and tenant outcomes in social housing: Recommended methods and future directions

Milligan V; Pawson H; Williams P; Yates J, 2015, Next Moves? Expanding affordable rental housing in Australia through institutional investment, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, 10.13140/2.1.4577.6161

Milligan VR; Hulse, K; Pawson H; Flatau P; Liu E, 2015, Strategies of Australia’s Leading Not-for-Profit Housing Providers: A national study and international comparison (AHURI Final Report No 237), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report series, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_71006_fr

Pawson H; Milligan VR; Phibbs P; Rowley S, 2014, Assessing management costs and tenant outcomes in social housing: developing a framework (AHURI Positioning Paper no. 160), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 160, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p71025

Milligan VR; Vizel I; Yates J; Pawson H, 2013, Financing rental housing through institutional investment – Volume 1: outcomes of an investigative panel (AHURI Final Report No 202), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, AHURI Final Report, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p71016

Milligan V; Yates J; Wiesel I; Pawson H, 2013, Financing rental housing through institutional investment: Volume 2: Supplementary papers

Pawson H; Milligan V; Vizel I; Hulse K, 2013, Public housing transfers in Australia: past, present and prospective (AHURI Final report No 215), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, AHURI Final Report, Final Report 215, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_71008_fr

Crabtree L; Blunden H; Milligan V; Phibbs P; Sappideen C; Moore N; Australian Housing; UNSW-UWS Research Centre, 2012, Community land trusts and indigenous housing options

Crabtree L; Phibbs P; Milligan V; Blunden HM; Moore N; Sappideen C, 2012, Community Land Trusts and Indigenous Housing Options, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, 185, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/185

Crabtree L; Phibbs P; Milligan V; Blunden H, 2012, Principles and practices of an affordable housing community land trust model, Research Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

Lawson J; Gilmour T; Milligan V, 2010, International measures to channel investment towards affordable rental housing, AHURI, Melbourne, International measures to channel investment towards affordable rental housing, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?Keywords=Milligan&Search=Properties&ShowSearch=False&Direction=DESC&Search-Author=True&Sort=Search-Title&CurrentPage=1

Conference Presentations

Milligan V, 2015, 'Can NSW be the trail blazer for institutional investment in rental housing?', NSW Community Housing Conference: Setting New Directions, Sydney, presented at NSW Community Housing Conference: Setting New Directions, Sydney, 05 - 06 May 2015

Milligan VR, 2015, 'Community Housing in NSW: Reflecting on 33 years, Keynote address, NSW Community Housing Conference: Setting new Directions, Sydney May 5-6 2015', NSW Community Housing Conference: Setting New Directions, Sydney, presented at NSW Community Housing Conference: Setting New Directions, Sydney, 05 - 06 May 2015

Milligan VR; Milligan V; Hulse K, 2014, 'Social enterprise and hybridity in the face of recent change: the case of third sector housing organisations in Australia', Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Researchers Conference “Community, Resilience and the Third Sector”, Christchurch New Zeland, presented at Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Researchers Conference “Community, Resilience and the Third Sector”, Christchurch New Zeland, 18 - 20 November 2014

Pawson H; Milligan VR, 2013, 'Golden dawn or chimera? Can institutional investment transform rental housing?', Paper presented at Housing Studies Association Conference, York April 10–12 2013, York, presented at Paper presented at Housing Studies Association Conference, York April 10–12 2013, York, 10 - 12 April 2013

Milligan VR; Hulse K, 2013, 'How are Australia's leading housing not-for-profit organisations embracing social enterprise and hybridity?', Paper presented at the 7th Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Perth, Perth, presented at Paper presented at the 7th Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Perth, Perth, 06 - 08 February 2013

Lawson J; Gilmour T; Milligan V, 2010, 'After the Storm: Reflections on the Robustness of European Approaches to Channelling Private Investment Towards Affordable Rental Housing', ENHR Conference, Istanbul, presented at ENHR Conference, Istanbul, 01 - 04 July 2010

Davison G; Milligan V; Lawson J, 2010, 'The role and potential of public land agencies in the provision of land for affordable housing', 5th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Auckland, University of Auckland, presented at 5th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Auckland, University of Auckland, 17 - 19 November 2010

Milligan V; Pawson H, 2010, 'Transforming Social Housing in Australia: Challenges and Options', ENHR Conference, Istanbul, presented at ENHR Conference, Istanbul, 01 - 04 July 2010

Milligan V; Phillips R, 2009, 'Appropriate housing service models for Indigenous households in urban areas', Canberra, Canberra, 01 January 2009

Milligan V, 2009, 'Australia’s not for profit housing developers – an emerging industry?', Sydney, Sydney, 11 June 2009

Milligan V; Pinnegar S, 2009, 'Recent developments in housing policy in Australia in comparative perspective', International Housing Conference, ‘Housing Assets, Housing People’, Glasgow, presented at International Housing Conference, ‘Housing Assets, Housing People’, Glasgow, 01 - 04 September 2009

Milligan V, 2009, 'The national reform agenda: what does it mean for affordable housing?', National Housing Conference, Melbourne, presented at National Housing Conference, Melbourne, 01 January 2009

Creative Written Works

Pawson HN; Milligan V, 2015, Are we Seeing a New Dawn for Affordable Housing?, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, https://theconversation.com/are-we-seeing-a-new-dawn-for-affordable-housing-52286