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

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Richard Tomlinson
Csiro Publishing, Nov 23, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

a housing lens on Australias unintended cities
1
how we can better plan suburbia to meet our future challenges
19
institutions and actors
35
4 Housing affordability affordable housing and the policy agenda
51
mortgage lending practices and the housing market
69
6 Housing policies and wealth inequality
83
7 Planning systems urban form and housing
103
the case for reform
117
a new productivity agenda
135
current trends and future prospects
153
Index
191
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Richard Tomlinson is Chair in Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He has published on housing policy, urban policy processes, the influence of the Web on urban knowledge and on the economics of megaevents.

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