Publications

White and Research papers, as well as commentaries, from the Urban Housing Lab researchers and associated practitioners.

Urban Policy, Housing and Planning

  • Gurran, N., Gilbert, C., & Phibbs, P. (2014). Sustainable development control? Zoning and land use regulations for urban form, biodiversity conservation and green design in Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (ahead-of-print), 1-26, accepted 14 September 2014.
  • Gurran, N., Austin, P., & Whitehead, C. (2014). That sounds familiar! A decade of planning reform in Australia, England and New Zealand. Australian Planner, 51(2), 186-198.
  • Hamin, E. M., Gurran, N., & Emlinger, A. M. (2014). Barriers to Municipal Climate Adaptation: Examples From Coastal Massachusetts' Smaller Cities and Towns. Journal of the American Planning Association, 80(2), 110-122.
  • Ruming, K., & Gurran, N. (2014). Australian planning system reform. Australian Planner, 51(2), 102-107.
  • Ruming, K. J., Gurran, N., Maginn, P. J., & Goodman, R. (2014). A national planning agenda? Unpacking the influence of federal urban policy on state planning reform. Australian Planner, 51(2), 108-121. doi: 10.1080/07293682.2014.894105
  • van den Nouwelant, R., Davison, G., Gurran, N., Pinnegar, S., & Randolph, B. (2014). Delivering affordable housing through the planning system in urban renewal contexts: converging government roles in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. Australian Planner, 1-13.
  • Austin, P., Gurran, N., & Whitehead, C. E. (2013). Planning and affordable housing in Australia, New Zealand and England: common culture; different mechanisms. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s10901-013-9356-3
  • Gurran, N., & Phibbs, P. (2013). Evidence-free zone? Examining claims about planning performance and reform in New South Wales. Australian Planner, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/07293682.2013.833121
  • Gurran, N., & Phibbs, P. (2013). Housing supply and urban planning reform: the recent Australian experience, 2003-2012. International Journal of Housing Policy, 1-27.
  • Gurran, N. (2013). Planning, housing supply and affordability, Virtual Special Issue Editorial. Urban Policy and Research, Virtual Special Issue July 2013. http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/pgas/cupr-vsi

Computational modeling, spatial complex systems and networks

  • Dong, A. and Sarkar, S., 2015, Forecasting technological progress potential based on the complexity of product knowledge, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 90B, pp. 599-610.
  • Robinson, P. A., Sarkar, S., Pandejee, G. M., and Henderson, J.A., 2014, Determination of effective brain connectivity from functional connectivity with application to resting state connectivities, Physical Review E, 90(1), 012707.
  • Sarkar, S., Dong, A., Henderson, J. A., and Robinson, P. A., 2013, Spectral characterization of hierarchical modularity in product architectures, Journal of Mechanical Design, 136(1), 011006, doi: 10.1115/1.4025490.
  • Sarkar, S., Dong, A., Henderson, J. A., and Robinson, P. A., 2013, Spectral characterization of hierarchical network modularity and limits of modularity detection, PLoS One, 8(1), e54383, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054383.
  • Dong, A., Sarkar, S., Yang, M.C., and Honda, T., 2013, A linguistic approach to assess the dynamics of design team preference in concept selection, Research in Engineering Design, 25, pp. 75-92.
  • Dong, A., Sarkar, S., Nichols, C., and Kvan, T., 2012, The capability approach as a framework for the assessment of policies toward civic engagement in design, Design Studies, 34(3), pp.326-344.
  • Sarkar, S., Dong, A. and Gero, J.S., 2010, Learning symbolic formulations in design: Syntax, semantics, knowledge reification, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), 24(1): 63-85.
  • Sarkar, S., Dong, A. and Gero, J.S., 2009, Design optimization problem reformulation using singular value decomposition, Journal of Mechanical Design, 131(8): 081006 (10 pages).
  • Sarkar, S. and Dong, A., 2011, Community detection in graphs using singular value decomposition, Physical Review E, 83(4), 046114 (16 pages).
  • Sarkar, S., 2014, Spectral (re)-construction of urban street networks: Generative design using global information from structure, Design Computing and Cognition '14, Springer, accepted, 6 March 2014.
  • Sarkar, S. and Robinson, P. A., 2014, Clustering and modularity in self-organized networks, Guided Self-organization: Inception, Springer Series on Emergence, Complexity, and Computation, ed. M. Propkopenko, pp. 455-468.
  • Dong, A. and Sarkar, S., 2012, Generalized design knowledge and higher order singular value decomposition, in J.S. Gero (ed.), Design Computing and Cognition '12, Springer, pp. 415-432.

Urban Planning and Transportation in the City

  • Kent, J.L. & Wheeler, A., What can Built Environment and Health Professionals Learn from Crime Prevention in Planning? Introducing "HPTED", Urban Policy and Research, in press accepted 23 February, 2015.
  • Dowling, R. & Kent, J.L. (2015). "Practice and public-private partnerships in sustainable transport governance: The case of car sharing in Sydney, Australia." Transport Policy 40(2015): 58-64. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X15000347
  • Thompson, S., Kent, J.L. & Lyons, C. (2014). Building partnerships for healthy environments: research, leadership and education. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. DOI:10.1071/HE14039
  • Kent, J.L. (2014). Still Feeling the Car - the role of comfort in sustaining private car use. Mobilities DOI:10.1080/17450101.2014.944400#.VBJeUfmSyPY
  • Kent, J.L. (2014) 'Driving to save time or saving time to drive? The enduring appeal of the private car'. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 65, 103-115.
  • Kent, J. L. (2014) 'Carsharing as active transport: What are the potential health benefits?', Journal of Transport & Health, 1(1), 54-62.
  • Kent, J. L. & Thompson, S. (2014) 'The Three Domains of Urban Planning for Health and Well-Being', Journal of Planning Literature, 29(3), 239-256.
  • Thompson, S., & Kent, J.L. (2014) 'Healthy Built Environments Supporting Everyday Occupations: Current Thinking in Urban Planning', Journal of Occupational Science, 21:1, 25-41.
  • Kent, J. L. & Dowling, R. (2013) 'Puncturing automobility? Carsharing practices', Journal of Transport Geography, 32, 86-92.
  • Thompson, S.M. & Kent, J.L. (2013) 'Connecting and strengthening communities in places for health and well-being', Australian Planner, 1-12.

Residential Real Estate Research

  • Frino A, Lepone G and Wright D 2015 'Investor Characteristics and the Disposition Effect', Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, vol.31, pp. 1-12
  • Wright D 2014 'Superstition and prices in residential real estate transactions', 2014 Auckland Finance Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 20th December 2014
  • Wright D 2014 'Superstition and prices in residential real estate transactions', IFMA International Conference on Finance, Bali, Indonesia, 17th December 2014
  • Wright D and Lepone G 2014 'Investor behaviour and lottery stocks', World Finance Conference, Venice, Italy, 4th July 2014
  • Lepone A and Wright D 2014 'Capital Market Structures and Comparisons', Expert's report for the Financial Services Council of Australia
  • Wright D 2014 'Indices, Investments and Ideology: 50 Years of Residential Real Estate Research, AFAANZ Behavioural Finance SIG, Auckland, New Zealand, 6 July 2014
  • Wright D 2014 'The Auction Pricing Effect Revisited, Unversita G. D'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy, 30 June 2014.

Opinion pieces

  • Gurran, N. & Phibbs, P. (2014). Going Bananas Over Affordable Housing, The Conversation. Opinion piece, 24/8/14 http://theconversation.com/going-bananas-over-affordable-housing-30029
  • Gurran, N. & Phibbs, P. (2014). Living on the Block and other housing Fantasies, The Conversation. Opinion piece, 24/2/14, https://theconversation.com/living-on-the-block-and-other-housing-fantasies-23252
  • Chui, R, & Gurran, N. (2013). China plans 36 million affordable homes. Lessons for Australia, The Conversation. Opinion piece, 3/12/13, https://theconversation.com/china-plans-36-million-affordable-homes-lessons-for-australia-19710
  • Gurran, N., & Phibbs, P. (2013). Home equity: Australia's growing wealth divide, The Conversation. Opinion piece, 9/9/13, https://theconversation.com/home-equity-australias-growing-wealth-divide-17697
  • Gurran, N., & Phibbs, P. (2013). Home truths: Are planners really to blame for our housing "shortage"?, The Conversation, (Opinion Piece) 12/3/13, https://theconversation.com/home-truths-are-planners-really-to-blame-for-our-housing-shortage-12723.
  • Gurran, N.. (2013). The boomer housing bust: Coming to Australia? The Conversation. (Opinion piece), 8/4/13, https://theconversation.com/the-boomer-housing-bust-coming-to-australia-13186.
  • Gurran, N. (2013). A more sustainable Australia: from suburbia to newburbia. The Conversation. (Opinion piece), https://theconversation.com/a-more-sustainable-australia-from-suburbia-to-newburbia-16841.
  • Kent, J.L. (2015) ' Higher-density living can make us healthier, but not on its own' The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/higher-density-living-can-make-us-healthier-but-not-on-its-own-34920
  • Kent, J.L. and Dowling, R. (2014) '1000 Cars and No Garage - why does car sharing work?' The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/1-000-cars-and-no-garage-why-car-sharing-works-31179
  • Kent, J.L. (2014) 'To get people out of cars we need to know why they drive' The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/to-get-people-out-of-cars-we-need-to-know-why-they-drive-27279