In August, UNSW Built Environment hosted a Housing Affordability Roundtable, attended by the NSW Premier the Hon. Chris Minns MP, Minister for Housing the Hon. Rose Jackson MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces the Hon. Paul Scully MP, and colleagues from UTS and the University of Wollongong.
Adequate supply of appropriate and affordable quality housing is hugely complex. The roundtable was a valuable opportunity for UNSW experts in housing policy, planning and design to share their expertise and applied knowledge about how to develop evidence-based approaches and solutions to address this complex issue.
The Roundtable was broken down into three segments, presented by UNSW Built Environment, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Cities Institute, UTS and University of Wollongong academics. These were:
Each segment presented the evidence base for action to improve housing affordability, health and liveability, and also included a demonstration of the Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer (RAISE) tool, that enables users to quickly estimate and visualise the impact infrastructure decisions have on property values.