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Introducing new Centre for Urban Research Director Professor Libby Porter

11 January 2024

With the start of the new year, we are welcoming a new Director to the Centre for Urban Research, Professor Libby Porter.

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Understanding Victoria’s Housing Statement

21 September 2023

On September 20, the Victorian Government released its Housing Statement, outlining a number of large and small changes across the housing sector. From changes to planning laws, to the demolition of public housing towers across Melbourne some of the plans will have significant real-world impacts, but they may not all be beneficial. To better understand […]

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Five models to de-risking the building industry in Australia – here’s what we can learn from around the world

09 August 2023

The multitude of challenges facing the construction industry in Australia seems to keep accumulating. Supply chain shortages, labour shortages, price increases, insurance and financial difficulties, mental health issues, and gaps in skills and training have variously exacerbated during, or as a result of, the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges not only impact workers within the industry and the ability […]

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Current Projects

Developing new safe cycling indicators for inclusion: Australian Urban Observatory

2024–2029

Developing new safe cycling indicators for inclusion in the Australian Urban Observatory digital liveability platform

Past Projects

Understanding The Drivers And Outcomes Of Public Housing Relocation

2022–2023

The project aimed to understand what drives the need for tenant relocation in public housing and how such drivers mediate practices and resident experiences.