Policy

What a difference a month makes, but Victoria can still do more to get housing and planning right
What a difference a month makes, but Victoria can still do more to get housing and planning right

What a difference a month makes, but Victoria can still do more to get housing and planning right

Katrina Raynor , University of Melbourne and Carolyn Whitzman , University of Melbourne The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is...
Owner-occupiers prioritised over investors in Spring Street's new housing policy direction
Owner-occupiers prioritised over investors in Spring Street's new housing policy direction

Owner-occupiers prioritised over investors in Spring Street's new housing policy direction

Changes to first home buyer incentives, alteration of the relationship between stamp duty and off-the-plan purchases, a new vacant housing tax and re-prioritising owner-...
Habitat III is over, but will its New Urban Agenda transform the world's cities?
Habitat III is over, but will its New Urban Agenda transform the world's cities?

Habitat III is over, but will its New Urban Agenda transform the world's cities?

The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

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