Who owns the sustainable city? Urban redevelopment, sustainability and the politics of property rights in Australia, Brazil and Chile

  • Porter, Libby (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Zhu, Xuan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sabatini, Francisco (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Around 15 million people are currently displaced due to urban redevelopment. Such redevelopment is often branded 'sustainable', and yet the social injustice caused does not fit sustainability principles. Displacement is driven by the power of private property rights over less-recognised ways of occupying land. This connection between redevelopment and how different kinds of property rights are recognised is rarely studied and yet is central to the way that rapidly growing cities develop. Using a comparative approach of cities in Australia, Brazil and Chile, this research analyses that connection. This offers a more precise understanding of the role of property rights in city development, and contributes to socially sustainable urban policy.
    Effective start/end date2/01/1431/12/16


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$343,000.00
    • Monash University