International Perspectives on Local Government and Housing: The Australian Case in Context

Chris Paris, Andrew Beer, John Martin, Alan Morris, Trevor Budge, Sandy Horne

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This paper examines the role of local government in the provision of housing across advanced economies in the contemporary economy and historically, while seeking to locate the Australian experience in a broader international perspective. The paper finds that ongoing challenges have given rise to policy innovation and new programmatic perspective. These developments have reflected non-systematic, and often disruptive, change rather than the continuation of predictable trends. The paper argues such evolution will continue and will be more likely to deliver benefits to the local government sector and housing affordability if acknowledged and enabled by more senior tiers of government. 本文探讨了在当代经济和历史上的发达经济体中,地方政府在提供住房方面的作用,同时试图从更广阔的国际视角来定位澳大利亚的经验. 报告发现,持续的挑战带来了政策创新和新的规划视角. 这些发展反映了非系统的、往往是破坏性的变化,而不是可预测的趋势的继续. 该论文认为,这种演变将继续下去,如果得到更高层政府的承认和支持,将更有可能为地方政府部门和住房负担能力带来好处.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalUrban Policy and Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


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