Australia’s Unintended Cities identifies and researches housing and housing-related urban outcomes that are unintended consequences of other policies, the structure of incentives and disincentives for the housing market, and governance arrangements for metropolitan areas and planning and service delivery. It is argued that unintended consequences have a greater impact on the housing market and Australia’s cities and their future than policies directly concerned with housing, urban policy and metropolitan strategic planning.
The book will inform policy makers, including government officials, consultants and politicians. It will also be used by academics and students in various areas of urban policy, such as housing and urban planning, as well as environment, public policy and economics.
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About the Author
Richard Tomlinson is Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. His current research interests are urban governance, knowledge transfer and policy processes. His most comprehensive research has been in Australia, India and South Africa. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University and at the University of the Witwatersrand, as a Visiting Scholar at MIT and as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. For many years he was a private consultant in issues related to cities.
Table of Contents
PrefaceList of contributors1) Introduction: a housing lens on Australia’s unintended cities2) Transforming Australia’s ‘housing solution’: how we can better plan suburbia to meet our future challenges3) The Australian residential housing market: institutions and actors4) Housing affordability, affordable housing and the policy agenda5) Household debt: mortgage lending practices and the housing market6) Housing policies and wealth inequality7) Planning systems, urban form and housing8) Governance, metropolitan planning and city-building: the case for reform9) Housing and urban form: a new productivity agenda10) The energy and carbon footprints of urban housing and transport: current trends and future prospectsIndex