About Dr Lucy Groenhart

Lucy’s passion is how urban policy can improve the ‘difficult’ areas of the city – public housing estates on the urban fringe, areas with poor public transport, few jobs, or a decaying housing stock.

Lucy’s key research interests are housing policy, both Australian and International; and urban policy evaluation.

Lucy is an urban policy academic with expertise in housing policy, strategic planning, urban economics, and policy evaluation. She has qualitative and quantitative skills, and has worked in academia and policy consulting in New South Wales, Victoria and New Zealand. Her key research interests are housing policy, both Australian and International; and urban policy evaluation, with a focus on the application of innovative quantitative and mixed methods techniques to evidence based policy.Research Interests:· Australian and International Housing Policy· Policy and Project Appraisal and Evaluation· Urban Policy and Economics· Strategic Land Use Planning

Selected publications

Groenhart, L. Tenure Mix and Social Housing: What is the evidence base?, paper delivered to the Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Auckland, 2010.

Groenhart, L. and Dalton, T. The Australian Housing Industry: Structure, Conduct and Performance, paper delivered to the Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Auckland, 2010.

Buxton, M. and Groenhart, L. Urban Growth Boundaries and Housing Supply, Elsevier Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, Forthcoming 2011.

Judd, B., Olsberg, D., Quinn, J., Groenhart, L., Demirbilek, O. Housing, Land and Neighbourhood Use by Older Home Owners, Final Report, Sydney: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2010.

Groenhart, L. Affordable Housing: The Community Housing Sector in New Zealand, presentation to Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ) Annual Board Meeting, Wellington, October 9th 2007.

Groenhart, L. Economic Modelling of Public Housing Estate Renewal, paper delivered to Sustainable Urban Areas, The European Network of Housing Researchers International Conference, Rotterdam, June 2007.

Groenhart, L. Spatial Implications of the ‘New Economy' for Office Development in Australia's Cities', paper delivered to the State of Australian Cities Conference, Brisbane, November 2005.

Groenhart, L. and McDougall, A. Recent Experiences in Facilitating Urban Change in Victorian Activity Centres, Australian Planner, March 2007.