Advocacy

Research

The activities of the Trust

"Promoting academic, professional and public debate on critical issues through public lectures, and seminars;"

"Fostering the generation of policy relevant advice to government, the private sector and the community through submissions and publications."
(Trust Deed 2012)

Smart seeds showcase event

Judging
Wednesday 27 May, 2015
Professor Peter Phibbs was invited to join the Judging panel of the Smart Seeds innovation competition. The competition fosters the creation of truly innovative solutions targeting real infrastructure challenges from among the multidisciplinary teams taking part, as judged by a panel of experts including our very own Director. Participating organisations included GHD, IBM, Lend Lease, Sydney Water, Transport for NSW and Urban Growth NSW. You can find out more about the entries and Sydney event here;
http://www.smartseeds.org/sydney/challenges2015-sydney/

Prof Peter PHIBBS judging at Smart Seeds 2015

Relevant activities of the Director

Writing
2016-2017
Prof Peter Phibbs has been active interviewing with news publications recently in an effort to raise awareness about the policy impacts to housing affordability in Australia. His recent efforts have culminated in an informative article addressing a wide range of complications in the Huffington Post, but recent interviews too have been featured in The Canberra Times, The Saturday Paper and The Logan Reporter. All of which are linked to below.

Reach
July, 2015
The dedicated efforts of our Director, Professor Peter Phibbs, have recently been recognised due to some impressive metrics monitored by the University. Professor Phibbs managed to establish himself as the third most prominent media performer within the University of Sydney in May this year with his commentary around affordable housing reaching an audience of 2,036,415 people! Congratulations Peter.

Presentation
Thursday 4 July, 2013
Submission to the Melbourne Metro Strategy. March 2013 NSW Ministerial Council on Affordable Housing
(activity around the white paper in June) HIA Conference: Australia’s Housing Future – Sydney.
Slides: Presentation to the 2013 HIA Building Better Cities Summit

Brisbane meetings on an affordable housing project

Discussions
Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Met with the Director General of Housing and Public Works and the Director General of DATSIMA.
Met with the Minister of Housing and Public Works and the Minister of DATSIMA at Parliament House.

Melbourne presentations on community land trusts

Presentations
Friday 31 May, 2013
Inner Melbourne Action Plan (Coalition of Inner Melbourne Councils) – Presentation to Councillors and staff.
Department of Human Services – Presentation to staff.

Seminars for Transport NSW

Seminars
June through September, 2013
A series of seminars on Approaches to Economic Appraisal of Transport Infrastructure.

Media engagement

Interviews and commentary
Ongoing