Housing Affordability - Upcoming Boardroom Lunch Event

As a part of our Urban Leaders Boardroom Lunch series, The Cities Leadership Institute will be holding a discussion on Housing Affordability and Alternative Housing Models, which will be led by key speakers Catherine Gilbert and Jason Twill.

Photo: Sketch of Nightingale Housing project

Date: Thursday 5 April 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: The Union, University and Schools Club (The Library Room)

Address: 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Housing affordability has become a critical issue in Australia's major cities, so it is imperative to have meaningful discussions on how our communities can best move forward. During this deep-discussion, Gilbert will share her findings from the University of Sydney's Urban Housing Lab report, which looks at the pressures associated with affordability of homes for key workers in Sydney. Twill will share insights from his research and work with innovative housing models such as Nightingale Housing, which is a model of multi-residential buildings that are financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable.

Catherine Gilbert has an extensive background in planning policy and housing

market research with a particular focus on affordable housing. She has worked with local and regional planning authorities across the UK on studies to support the development of inclusionary housing policies. Since joining the University of Sydney in 2011, her research has focused on comparing systems of land use regulation; examining evidence of relationships between planning policy settings and housing market outcomes; and approaches to planning system performance monitoring. Her PhD research, which commenced in 2015, focuses on recent planning system reforms designed to improve the rate and responsiveness of new housing supply in Australia, Canada and the UK.

Pictured: Catherine Gilbert

Jason Twill is an Innovation Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the Department of Design, Architecture and Building at the University Technology Sydney where he leads research into sustainable urbanism, housing affordability, and green building economics. With a career spanning over 18 years in sustainable property development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. Jason is an appointed Champion and advisor to Nightingale Housing in Australia.

Pictured: Jason Twill

Please note that this event is by invitation only. If you wish to attend, please contact us at info@citiesleadership.com for more information.

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Level 23, 45 Clarence Street

Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

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