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Published Works (Chronological)

Palmer, J. (2020) "Realising Self-Organised Housing: A Network Agency Perspective" Journal of Urban Policy and Research. Link

Palmer, J. (2019) "'Without the Developer, Who Develops?' Collaborative self-development experiences in Australian Cities" Built Environment 45 (3), 308-331. Download Preprint

Sharam, A. (2019) "Disruption and the matching market for new multi-family housing in Melbourne, Australia", Journal of General Management 44, 3, 160-9. Link

Palmer, J, & Tummers, L. (2019) "Collaborative Housing: Resident and professional roles" Built Environment 45 (3), 277-279. Download Preprint

Sharam, A. (2019) "'Deliberative Development': Australia's Baugruppen movement and the challenge of greater social inclusion" Housing Studies.  Link

Palmer, J (2019) "Collective self-organised housing, an opportunity for consolidating the Australian dream" Australian Planner. Link

Doyon, A. & Moore, T. (2019) "The acceleration of an unprotected niche: The case of Nightingale Housing, Australia." Cities 92: 18-26. Link 

Sharam, A., Moran, M., Mason, C. Stone, W. and Findlay, S. (2018) Understanding opportunities for social impact investment in the development of affordable housing, AHURI Final Report No. 294, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne. Link

Sharam, A., Byford, M., McNelis, S., Karabay, B. and Burke, T. (2018) "Matching markets in housing and housing assistance", Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne. download


Moore, T. & Doyon, A.  (2018) "The Uncommon Nightingale: Sustainable Housing Innovation in Australia". Sustainability 2018, 10, 3469. link


Palmer, J. (2018), "Speculative Housing and the Individual: Diversifying the Australian Dream", Architecture Australia May/June 2018. download


Palmer, J. (2018), ‘“Developing multi-unit housing without developers” or “Without developers who does the … … …”’, State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, November 2017. download


Sharam, A. (2017), "Could deliberative, architect-led housing boost affordability?", Architecture Australia" January 2017. link


Sharam, A., & Bryant, L. (2016) Can an Uber [digital disruption] for Multi-owned Housing Solve Some Common Housing Problems? Paper presented at the 9th Australian Housing Researchers Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. download presentation 


Palmer, J. (2016) Consolidating the Australian Dream: Reconfiguring the multi-unit housing network, (Doctor of Philosophy), University of Adelaide 2016. download summary


Sharam, A., Bryant, L., & Alves, T. (2015) "De-risking Development of Medium Density Housing to Improve Housing Affordability and Boost Supply", Australian Planner, 52(3), pp. 210-218. download


Sharam, A., Bryant, L., & Alves, T. (2015) "Identifying the Financial Barriers to Deliberative, Affordable Apartment Development in Australia", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 8(4), pp. 471-483. download


Sharam, A., Bryant, L., & Alves, T. (2015) Making Apartments Affordable: Moving from speculative to deliberative development, Australian Policy Online: download


Sharam, A. (2015) Nightingale’s sustainability song falls on deaf ears as car-centric planning rules hold sway, The Conversation, Australia, 29 Nov 2015. link


Sharam, A. and Bryant, L. (2015) An Uber for apartments could solve some common housing problems, The Conversation, Australia, 21 July 2015. link 


Palmer, J. (2014) Selecting quality ingredients for the urban consolidation recipe: user design of medium-density housing, in: Proceedings 7th International Urban Design Conference Designing Productive Cities, Adelaide, Australia. download


Alves, T., & London, G. (2012) New Housing for a Shifting Urban Paradigm. Paper presented at the 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, Adelaide, Australia. download


Sharam, A., McShane, I., Alves, T., Bryant, L., & Shihab-Smith, A. (2012) Smarten Up! Applying market design theory to greyfields housing supply. Paper presented at the Housing Melbourne: Innovation for good design, urban renewal and affordable supply, Melbourne. download


Additional Relevant Conference Papers (Chronological)

Palmer, J. (2019), 'Collaborative self-organised cohousing apartments: a reflective tale of collective action toward a sustainable and resilient urban future.' Presented at the Transforming Urban Governance Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, 26-7 June 2019.

Alves, T., Sharam, A., and Palmer, J. (2018), ‘Positioning collaborative housing within the market and policy contexts of urban Australia.’ Presented at the European Network for Housing Research, Uppsala, 26-29 June 2018.


Palmer, J., & Czischke, D.  (2018), ‘Conceptualising commonalities of disruption in collaborative housing.’ Presented at the European Network for Housing Research, Uppsala, 26-29 June 2018.


Palmer, J. (2018), ‘Multi-unit housing provision practices: professional insights from Australian Innovators.’ Presented at the Housing Studies Association Conference, Sheffield, 21-23 April 2018.

Palmer, J. (2017), ‘Multi-unit housing provision: consolidating the Australian Dream?’ 10th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Melbourne, 15-17 February 2017.


Palmer, J. (2016), ‘Supporting collective self-organised housing: Drawing lessons from Europe.’ Presented at the Comparative Social Sustainability Symposium, ‘Living a higher life? Addressing the social sustainability challenges of condominium law, living, and landscapes’, RMIT University Europe, Barcelona, 21-22 November 2016.


Palmer, J. (2016), ‘Variables in collaborative self-organised housing provision: In pursuit of disruption.’ Presented at the European Network for Housing Researchers Collaborative Housing Workshop ‘Collaborative Housing in Europe: Conceptualising the field’, TUDelft, 17-18 November 2016.


Palmer, J. (2016), ‘The Collaborative Australian Dream: self-organised urban infill housing and the potential for design disruption.’ European Network for Housing Researchers Conference, Belfast, 28 June- 1 July 2016.


Palmer, J. (2014), ‘Seeking systems for sustainable higher-density housing in Australian cities.’ World Sustainable Building Conference, Barcelona, 28-30 October 2014.

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