The City Futures Research Forum at the University of New South Wales has published a major new report on housing and the economy in Australia, produced by Professor Duncan Maclennan of Policy Scotland in collaboration with research partners.
Research that reviews what the likely effects of sustained high and increasing rents in Australia will be on an economy, and stresses potential productivity effects.
Why Australia needs a policy reboot to transform the housing system from being part of the problem to part of the solution.
See the expert videos and topic reviews from the work of the collaborative More Different Futures Network, exploring issues and possibilities for housing systems and policies in response to COVID-19.
The summary report from the Shaping Futures project is now published, following a launch in Australia. The report contains ten principles for housing policy and tax reform intended to provide a coherent framework for reforming housing policies.
Professor Duncan Maclennan, Policy Scotland associate, has modelled how housing outcomes impact economic growth and productivity, making the case for housing construction to be classed as infrastructure investment, akin to investment in transport links, water and communications.
The pressured housing markets of Sydney and Melbourne pose major challenges, from problems for aspiring homebuyers and lower-income populations to lesser-noticed impacts on urban productivity.
A report examining the relationship between pressured housing markets in Sydney and economic growth.
Paper on the future prosperity of Scotland in independence viewed from Australia.