Regulatory policy

Podcast: Housing in a Changing Climate

To kick off a new series of housing episodes, we discuss the impact of climate change on housing planning and policy with Barbara Norman, Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra.

With the world’s population heading towards at least nine billion and pressure on the natural environment increasing, how should policy makers adapt their plans for housing and the built environment? Should Australian governments introduce stricter regulations around where development can take place as the climate continues to change? And what lessons can Australian cities learn from climate-sensitive planning decisions made overseas? In this episode, Emeritus Professor Barbara Norman from the University of Canberra joins Professor Sharon Bessell and Dr Arnagretta Hunter to launch our new housing policy mini-series. Listen here:

Barbara Norman is Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra and author of the new book, Urban planning for climate change.

Sharon Bessel is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Children’s Policy Center and the Poverty and Inequality Research Center at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Arnagretta Hunter is a Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, Cardiologist, Physician, and Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

View Notes | The following were mentioned during this episode:

“Measure what matters”Australian Treasury (2022)

Urban planning for climate change by Barbara Norman (2022)

“Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches New Climate Portal to Help Communities Manage the Impacts of Climate Change”The White House (2022)

Sustainable pathways for our cities and territories by Barbara Norman (2018)

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