Louise Crabtree

  • Research Fellow
  • University of Western Sydney

Research Interests

Sustainability housing affordability radical democracy sharing commons urban food systems community land trusts cohousing resilience adaptive comanagement adaptive capacity complex adaptive systems.

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About

I am an urban geographer/ecologist specialising in urban sustainability and housing affordability. My research focuses on the social, ecological and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in urban Australia, on the uptake of housing innovation in practice and policy and on the interfaces between sustainability, property rights and democracy. Current research focuses on complex adaptive systems theory in housing; innovation in housing design, governance and tenure; and, models of perpetually affordable housing including community land trusts. In 2009 I was awarded the Housing Minister's Award for Early Career Researchers for my work on socioecological systems theory in housing.

Publications

Crabtree L (2011) ‘Build it like you mean it: replicating ethical innovation in physical and institutional design’ in (eds)

Crabtree L

Material Geographies of Household Sustainability (2011)

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Food Mapping and Community Engagement: Community Gardens in Parramatta

Crabtree L, Shumack Kaye , Tuckwell Jason , Edwards Ferne

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Watch where that went, we may need it later: reflections on material flows in and through home

Crabtree L

Material Geographies of Household Sustainability (2011)

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Can we build homes on trust?

Crabtree L

Shareable (2010)

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Community land trusts: innovation in perpetually affordable home ownership

Crabtree L

HousingWORKS, 8(2) (2010)

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Fertile Ground for CLT Development in Australia

Crabtree L

The Community Land Trust Reader (2010)

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Sydney's Agricultural Lands: an Analysis

James S, O'Neill P, Dimeski B, Crabtree Louise

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Sub/urban dream(ing): land speculation and the quarter acre block

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There Goes the Neighbourhood: Redfern and the Politics of Urban Space (2009)

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Sustainability uptake in housing in metropolitan Australia: An institutional problem, not a technological one

Crabtree L, Hes D

Housing Studies (2009)

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Models of Sustainable and Affordable Housing for Local Government

Emsley S, Phibbs P, Crabtree L

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The role of tenure, work and cooperativism in sustainable urban livelihoods

Crabtree L

Acme (2008)

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Disintegrated Houses: Exploring Ecofeminist Housing and Urban Design Options

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Antipode (2006)

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Professional experience

Research Fellow

University of Western Sydney

January 2007 - Present

Education history

Macquarie University

B Sc (Hons), PhD

Present