Supporting Affordable Housing Supply: Inclusionary Planning in New and Renewing Communities

AHURI Final Report No. 297, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7313201; ISBN: 978-1-925334-60-9

71 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2018

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Nicole Gurran

The University of Sydney

Catherine Gilbert

Urban Housing Lab

Kenneth D. Gibb

University of Glasgow - Department of Urban Studies

Ryan van den Nouwelant

City Futures Research Centre

Amity James

Curtin University

Peter Phibbs

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Date Written: April 10, 2018

Abstract

This study examined how planning mechanisms support affordable housing supply in Australia and overseas. In England 43 per cent of affordable housing built in 2015–16 (12,866 units) were delivered due to inclusionary planning requirements, while more than 500 cities in the United States have inclusionary zoning or impact fee requirements to supply affordable housing. In Australia planning systems can support affordable housing supply, but additional funding or subsidy is usually required to produce homes affordable to those on low and very low incomes.

Keywords: urban planning, inclusionary zoning, affordable housing supply, Australia, UK, USA, City of San Francisco, New South Wales, NSW, South Australia, SA, United Kingdom, England, Scotland, low-income, private housing development, density bonus

JEL Classification: H24, H71, R31, R38

Suggested Citation

Gurran, Nicole and Gilbert, Catherine and Gibb, Kenneth D. and van den Nouwelant, Ryan and James, Amity and Phibbs, Peter, Supporting Affordable Housing Supply: Inclusionary Planning in New and Renewing Communities (April 10, 2018). AHURI Final Report No. 297, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7313201; ISBN: 978-1-925334-60-9 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3160405

Nicole Gurran (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney, NC NSW 2006
Australia

Catherine Gilbert

Urban Housing Lab ( email )

Business School Abercrombie building
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://urbanhousinglab.com/catherine.html

Kenneth D. Gibb

University of Glasgow - Department of Urban Studies ( email )

65-71 Southpark Avenue
Glasgow G12 8LE
United Kingdom

Ryan Van den Nouwelant

City Futures Research Centre ( email )

4007 The Red Centre
Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/about-us/our-profiles/ryan-van-den-nouwelant/

Amity James

Curtin University ( email )

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Peter Phibbs

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney, NC NSW 2006
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://sydney.edu.au/architecture/about/people/profiles/peter.phibbs.php

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