Urban Excursions

Urban Excursions document the travels of the Urban Economics team around Australia and the world, mixed in with some economic analysis and tongue in cheek humour!

October 13, 2017

Following the Queensland Government’s amendment to the Planning Regulation 2017 which once again allows a material change of use application on contaminated land to be assessed […]
January 13, 2017

Higher Education and Affordability

With more than 1.3million students studying across Australia’s universities, 25% of whom are international students, Australia’s tertiary education market is a key feature of the economy and subject to the vagaries of the globalisation of education. The proliferation of specialist student accommodation development across our capital cities is in part contributing to an increasing sense of sophistication around Australia’s international education market, but as we have forewarned in the past – beware overcooking that golden goose! Our very own international student, Erin, discusses some of her insights and comparisons of Australia’s tertiary education system.
September 21, 2016

Statistical Boundary Changes in 2016 Census

Every Census, there are changes to statistical boundaries and classifications which have varying implications for the analyses that we undertake daily at Urban Economics. The following […]
August 26, 2016

Service Stations, Motor Vehicle Use & Electric Vehicles

In recent times, enquiry at Urban Economics has spiked around the service station sector, leading Josh to delve further into what might be driving this demand […]