Transforming Housing is pleased to host an event launching its latest report, Affordable Housing For All: Towards an Integrated Affordable Housing Strategy for Victoria. The event will also feature a status update on the Melbourne Housing EXPO.
The event will include presentations from a panel of housing experts: Dr David Rosen, Professor Carolyn Whitzman and Adjunct Professor Robert McGauran. These panellists will discuss two of the most important elements of achieving improved affordable housing outcomes in Melbourne; developing an integrated affordable housing plan for Victoria and demonstrating best practice affordable housing approaches.
We hope you will join us for a discussion about strategies to improve affordable housing provision in Melbourne and stay for a drink afterwards.
The event is free but places are limited so make sure you RSVP to secure a seat.
David Paul Rosen, Ph.D. is a recognised authority in the fields of affordable housing finance, inclusionary housing, redevelopment, real estate economics, and renewable energy. Dr. Rosen is expert in affordable housing deal structuring, value capture analysis, capital markets and asset management. Dr Rosen's firm, DRA Principals, have advised on more than $9.0 billion in development finance. Dr. Rosen has represented public and private sector clients in more than 220 jurisdictions. Clients include FHA, Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Bank System and others.
Professor Carolyn Whitzman is a Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. She leads the Transforming Housing research project. Professor Whitzman’s passion for social justice began when she was a community activist for affordable housing in Montreal Canada. She is the lead editor of Melbourne: What Next? A discussion on creating a better future for Melbourne, Building Inclusive Cities: Women’s Safety and the Right to the City, author of The Handbook of Community Safety, Gender, and Violence Prevention: practical planning tools, and the co-author of Safe Cities: guidelines for planning, design, and management. She has also published numerous peer-reviewed scholarly publications, book chapters, and reports on partnerships for social justice in the city, with particular emphasis on the supporting the rights of women, children and people with disabilities to access affordable housing, public transportation, social services, and public space.
Adjunct Professor Robert McGauran is the founding member of multi-disciplinary design practice of McGauran Giannini Soon (MGS), which views the architect as advocate and enabler for both design and future place and the role of research in practice. Rob McGauran's skills are in master planning, design of mixed-use, inclusive community activity nodes, affordable housing, sustainable transport and sustainable architecture. Most recently he has led the masterplans for Monash University Caulfield and Clayton campuses and the Urban Design Framework for the University of Tasmania.
His built projects are known for their innovation, relevance to contemporary issues and community focus. Rob is a former member of the Priority Development Panel, Chair of the ARBV, and Chapter and National Councillor of the AIA. In 1999, he was awarded an AIA Life Fellowship and in 2010 a VPELA fellowship.
Date and Time
Malaysia Theatre, Basement
Melbourne School of Design, Building 133
University of Melbourne, Victoria 3052