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My Place Ashmore Community Survey 2020

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Sian Thompson, Edgar Liu

Published: Easthope, H., Liu, E. & Thompson, S. (2020) My Place Community Survey: Ashmore, Sydney: City Futures Research Centre

Funders: City of Sydney

Keywords: Community, Development, Liveability, Planning, Policy, Quantitative research/statistics,

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Summary:

Urban renewal in brownfield areas is an important component of broader compact city policies in place in Sydney, around Australia, and elsewhere in the world. Local and state governments have an interest in understanding how well urban renewal areas are performing, including the satisfaction of residents and workers with these areas. This report presents the results of a community survey of residents and workers in the Ashmore Estate Urban Renewal Area in Sydney, covering social cohesion, social interaction, community development, wellbeing, place attachment, preferences and future plans.

My Place Green Square Community Survey 2020

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Sian Thompson, Edgar Liu

Published: Easthope, H., Liu, E. & Thompson, S. (2020) My Place Community Survey: Green Square, Sydney: City Futures Research Centre

Funders: City of Sydney

Keywords: Community, Development, Liveability, Planning, Policy, Quantitative research/statistics,

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Summary:

Urban renewal in brownfield areas is an important component of broader compact city policies in place in Sydney, around Australia, and elsewhere in the world. Local and state governments have an interest in understanding how well urban renewal areas are performing, including the satisfaction of residents and workers with these areas. This report presents the results of a community survey of residents and workers in the Green Square Urban Renewal Area in Sydney, covering social cohesion, social interaction, community development, wellbeing, place attachment, preferences and future plans.

Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy, Gethin Davison, Megan Nethercote, Sarah Foster, Ryan van den Nouwelant, Alexandra Kleeman, Bill Randolph, Ralph Horne

Published: Easthope, H., Crommelin, L., Troy, L. , Davison, G., Nethercote, M., Foster, S., van den Nouwelant, R., Kleeman, A., Randolph, B., and Horne, R. (2020) Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods, AHURI Final Report No. 329, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/329, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7120701.

This paper has been peer reviewed

Funders: AHURI

Keywords: Architecture, Building management, Community, Design, Development, Liveability, Planning, Qualitative research/interviews,

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This research investigates the experiences of lower-income apartment residents in relation to planning and infrastructure provision; urban design; building design and management; neighbourhood amenities and facilities; and ongoing place management and community engagement so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes.

Managing the Transition to a More Compact City in Australia

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Raymond Bunker, Laurence Troy, Bill Randolph, Simon Pinnegar

Published: 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, 22(4), pp. 384-399. DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2017.1298435

This paper has been peer reviewed

Keywords: Comparative research, Developer control, Development, Economics / markets, Equity, Governance, Planning, Policy,

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This paper explores the transition towards the compact city model in Australia, which has become the orthodoxy of metropolitan planning in the last two decades through an examination of experience in Sydney and Perth. This transition is aligned with neoliberal policies through which private investment and the marketplace have become dominant in driving urban growth and change. Key insights relate to who has a say in development control, growing executive power, increased government engagement with lobby groups, and growing inequality.

As compact city planning rolls on, a look back: lessons from Sydney and Perth

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin, Raymond Bunker, Laurence Troy, Bill Randolph, Simon Pinnegar

Published: Laura Crommelin, Raymond Bunker, Laurence Troy, Bill Randolph, Hazel Easthope & Simon Pinnegar (2017) As compact city planning rolls on, a look back: lessons from Sydney and Perth, Australian Planner, 54:2, 115-125, DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2017.1319869

This paper has been peer reviewed

Keywords: Development, Economics / markets, Governance, Planning,

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This paper outlines and compares the policy frameworks designed to encourage higher density urban renewal in Sydney and Perth since the mid-2000s. These policies underpin the ‘compact city’ model that has become urban planning orthodoxy worldwide (OECD 2012). Following an overview of the key policy settings adopted in the two cities (summarised in Appendix 1), the paper offers a high-level commentary on the key similarities and differences, and what these might mean for future compact city planning in Australia.