Past Projects

An Investigation into the Drivers of Housing Supply Responsiveness in Australia

2015–2016

This project estimates and maps the price elasticity of housing supply at a local government area level, providing insights into how various factors affect the speed of housing supply responsiveness to market pressures in Australia.

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Transforming public housing in a federal context

2015–2016

This research examines the transformation of public housing in four federal states: Austria, Germany, Canada and the USA and finds Austria to be a leading example of a sustainable affordable housing industry.

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The Benefits of a Walk in the Park: eye-tracking participant views of films of parks

2014–2016

What do office workers in Melbourne look at when going for a walk in the park? This study examines the differences in what men, women and people with different levels of nature appreciation look at in films of walks through Melbourne’s parks.

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Analysing the Social and Economic Value of Community Playgroups

2015–2016

Community playgroups (CPs) are unique in Australia’s early years education and care environment. This project fills knowledge and policy gaps by appraising the social and economic value of CPs.

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Melbourne at 8 Million: Matching Land Supply to Dwelling Demand

2015–2016

This project investigated available land supply for residential development in Melbourne to test the city’s capacity to cater for a projected population of 8 million by 2050.

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The Benefits of Elevated Rail: Lessons from the graduate design studio “Rail UP!”

2015–2016

The Victorian state government has committed to removing 50 level crossings in two terms of office: a faster rate of removal than in any other period in the history of railways in Melbourne.

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Exploring the socio-institutional dimensions of transformative adaptation

2016

This project aims to better understand drivers and limitations of ‘new forms of governance and practice’ in different policy sectors, and the implications of these insights for theories of adaptation and learning in public policy.

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Lifetime Affordable and Tenable City Housing

2014–2016

Research into homebuyer decision making and lived experience of households.

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Collaborative stewardship of natural resources under a changing climate

2015

An exploration of a pathways approach planning for climate change adaptation of natural resources in the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment.

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Sustainable, biodiverse mid-rise development for Fishermans Bend

2015

Creating sustainable cities that are good for people and good for nature.

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Opportunity Spaces – Schools as Community Hubs

2015

This project looks at renewed interest in developing schools as community hubs, analysing policy and practical dimensions of opening up schools for wider community use.

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Planning for Co-Existence? Recognising Indigenous rights in planning

2015

This project looked at what happens when demands for recognition of Indigenous rights meet planning systems in Canada and Australia.

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Public Transport Accessibility in the City of Port Phillip

2015

Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS)

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Selandra Rise: Researching planning for health and wellbeing

2015

This project explored how the planning and design of a new residential community can influence the health and wellbeing of future residents.

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Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP)

2015

SCARP was collaboration between eight natural resource management (NRM) organisations and several interdisciplinary scientists that supported development of NRM climate change plans.

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Housing markets, economic productivity, and risk: international evidence and policy implications for Australia

2014–2015

This paper proposes a policy-relevant definition of housing market efficiency and a set of indicators for measuring the responsiveness of housing supply.

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Where do the Children Play? Facilities and Venues for Community Playgroups

2015

This project analyses trends in the provision and management of community facilities impacting on the organisation of community playgroups in Australia.

Past Projects

Disconnections case studies, Consumer Action Law Centre

2015

The Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change research team to interview householders who have been disconnected from their energy supply.

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The rise of ethical consumption in Australia: from the margins to the mainstream

2013–2015

This nationwide project is the first of its kind to examine the rise and impact of ethical consumption in Australia.

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Horsham Catalyst Housing Evaluation

2013–2015

The Victorian Government’s Department of Human Services has engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change research team to undertake an evaluation of a sustainable housing project in Horsham .

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Changing demand: the flexibility of energy practices in larger households with dependent children

2014

Researchers from the Beyond Behaviour Change research team investigated changing household energy demand.

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EPA approaches to behaviour change

2013

In partnership with BehaviourWorks at Monash University, Beyond Behaviour Change researchers conducted interviews and site visits with EPA field officers.

Past Projects

The globalisation of comfort practices: A study of international students

2012

This project sought to understand the carriage, (dis)integration and transferral of international students’ comfort practices on arrival to Australia.

Past Projects

Lifestyle audit

2012

As part of the Australian Government's Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project, Ausgrid engaged the Beyond Behaviour Change team to develop a home energy audit for households.