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Equitable Density: The place for lower-income and disadvantaged households in a dense city: Report 3 Metropolitan Scale

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy

Published: Troy, L., Crommelin, L. & Easthope, H. (2017) Equitable Density: The place for lower income and disadvantaged people in a dense city – the Metropolitan Scale, Sydney: City Futures Research Centre

Keywords: Construction, Development, Equity, Liveability, Planning, Policy, Sustainability,

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Summary:

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Shelter NSW engaged the City Futures Research Centre to identify the major challenges confronting lower income and vulnerable residents in higher density housing. The compact city policy objective puts pressure on governments to coordinate infrastructure planning and delivery, and to manage the social, economic and environmental effects of changing population patterns and urban form.

Equitable Density: The place for lower-income and disadvantaged households in a dense city: Report 2 The Neighbourhood Scale

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy

Published: Crommelin, L., Easthope, H. & Tory, L. (2017) Equitable Density: The place for lower income and disadvantaged people in a dense city – the Neighbourhood Scale, Sydney: City Futures Research Centre

Keywords: Equity, Liveability, Planning, Policy, Sustainability,

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Summary:

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Shelter NSW engaged the City Futures Research Centre to identify the major challenges confronting lower income and vulnerable residents in higher density housing. In areas with growing quantities of higher density housing (‘the neighbourhood scale’), this densification can strain local services and reshape the area’s socio-economic mix.

Equitable Density: The place for lower-income and disadvantaged households in a dense city: Report 1 The Building Scale

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy

Published: Easthope, H., Troy, L. & Crommelin, L (2017) Equitable Density: The place for lower income and disadvantaged people in a dense city – the Building Scale, Sydney: City Futures Research Centre

Funders: Shelter NSW

Keywords: Equity, Governance, Liveability, Planning, Sociology, Sustainability,

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Summary:

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Shelter NSW engaged the City Futures Research Centre to identify the major challenges confronting lower income and vulnerable residents in higher density housing. In higher density buildings (‘the building scale’), factors like proximity between residents, and the need to share responsibility for building upkeep, create a different living experience to that of detached housing.

Diversity and participation in private apartment buildings: a review of the literature

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Caitlin Buckle, Edgar Liu

Published: Liu, E., Easthope, H. Ho, C. & Buckle, C. (2018) ‘Diversity and participation in private apartment buildings: a review of the literature’, Geographical Research, DOI:10.1111/1745-5871.12282

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Keywords: Community, Culture, Governance, Liveability,

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Contemporary urban life has been shaped by two momentous shifts over the twentieth century: increasing global mobility and increasing housing density. Arguably, because global mobility is now so pronounced, engagement and civility require that people are respectfully observant of ethno‐diversity. Yet our review of the existing literature on multicultural encounters and participation in multi‐owned private apartment buildings suggests the need for more research on the intersections among global mobility, housing density, and apartment living. This paper begins to bridge this gap.

Inequitable density: the place of lower-income and disadvantaged residents in the compact city

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy

Published: Crommelin, L., Troy, L. & Easthope, H. (2017) ‘Inequitable Density: The place of lower-income and disadvantaged residents in the compact city’, State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide 27-30 November

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Funders: Shelter NSW

Keywords: Development, Environment, Equity, Planning,

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Compact city policies have become planning orthodoxy over the past three decades. But compact city development takes many forms, and the compact city concept often obscures a diverse range of social, economic and environmental outcomes of urban densification. This paper identifies (i) how high density living is different; and (ii) how the current compact city model makes lower-income and disadvantaged residents especially vulnerable.