Australia's Unintended Cities: The Impact of Housing on Urban Development

Australia's Unintended Cities: The Impact of Housing on Urban Development

by Richard Tomlinson

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643103795
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB

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

List of contributors
1) Introduction: a housing lens on Australia’s unintended cities
2) Transforming Australia’s ‘housing solution’: how we can better plan suburbia to meet our future challenges
3) The Australian residential housing market: institutions and actors
4) Housing affordability, affordable housing and the policy agenda
5) Household debt: mortgage lending practices and the housing market
6) Housing policies and wealth inequality
7) Planning systems, urban form and housing
8) Governance, metropolitan planning and city-building: the case for reform
9) Housing and urban form: a new productivity agenda
10) The energy and carbon footprints of urban housing and transport: current trends and future prospects

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