04 Sep 2018

Louise Johnson takes a look inside the Australian home and examines the changing character of the suburban idyll that maintains a hold on our national psyche, as the composition of its domestic spaces continues to evolve in response to the rising density of our major cities and growing ethnic and cultural diversity. Read the full article at ArchitectureAU

Commentary
31 Dec 2009

The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable.

Research report
26 Sep 2017

The objective of this paper is to outline how the operation of the built environment can best contribute to the supply of diverse housing that supports affordable living outcomes.

Policy report
14 Jun 2017

These draft design guidelines aim to encourage creative and innovative approaches to housing design, particularly in relation to higher density residential development. They are open for consultation until 25 July 2017.

Guide
09 Jun 2017

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

Strategy
01 Dec 2010

This metropolitan plan for Sydney was intended to update the 'City of cities' (2005) and to integrate land use, transport and infrastructure planning.

Strategy
21 Mar 2017

This report has been produced by the University of Melbourne for the Australian Communities Foundation Green Cities Innovation Fund to document an international review on high-rise apartment building thermal performance and comfort in heat wave conditions.

Research report
07 Feb 2017

How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate emissions from the housing sector? Are Australian houses up to the challenges of rising temperatures and longer and more intense hot spells on a heating planet?

Video lecture/presentation
19 Oct 2016

The energy and carbon requirements of Building Regulations do not explicitly give credit for housing designs with lower heat loss areas or more efficient shapes. Yet through a better understanding of these issues, designers and developers can significantly reduce the energy consumption of new homes, potentially at little or no extra cost.

Research report
22 Nov 2016

This conference series was initiated in Sendai, Japan in 2000 and has played a significant role in the development of Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings.  It is well attended by researchers and academics from Asia, Europe and North America.

Conference proceedings