Wednesday 5th August. 8:00 – 9:30
Australian cities show a growing mismatch between the locations of employment and the geography of affordable rental housing. Low-income workers, who play a critical role in urban labour markets, are finding it increasingly difficult to access affordable rental housing near major employment centres.
This free webinar will present the findings from a new AHURI research project — Strategic planning, ‘city deals’ and affordable housing — led by Dr Madeleine Pill, University of Sheffield, UK (formerly University of Sydney) and Professor Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney. Following the research presentation, the report authors will participate in a discussion with AHURI’s Executive Director Dr Michael Fotheringham and take questions from the audience.
This research examines international and Australian practice in using place-based planning and funding interventions (i.e. they are targeted at specific areas or regions such as at a particular city or geographical area), such as ‘city deals’, to deliver affordable rental housing near employment centres and to enhance urban productivity.
This is an interactive webinar, so you will be able to submit questions throughout and the presentation, which will be responded to during the Q&A session. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and made available following the event.