Senior Research Fellow at City Futures Research Centre, UNSW

Edgar Liu is a Senior Research Fellow at City Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Built Environment, the University of New South Wales. His research interests are in the humanistic and social aspects of housing and urban life. Currently he is co-editor to 2 volumes - Place and Placelessness Revisited (Routledge, May 2016) and Multigenerational Family Living (Routledge, November 2016) - as well as project manager and researcher to a number of externally funded research projects on public estate renewals, the community housing sector, and barriers that lower income households face in reducing carbon consumption.

Prior to joining City Futures in 2009, Edgar previously worked at the not-for-profit organisation Western Sydney Information and Research Service (WESTIR Ltd) as a Social and Information Officer.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior Research Fellow at City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • 2015–2018
    Research Fellow at City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • 2010–2014
    Research Associate at City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • 2009–2010
    Research Officer at City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Education

  • 2009 
    University of New South Wales, PhD (Geography)
  • 2002 
    University of New South Wales, B Sc (Applied Economic Geography) Hons I

Publications

  • 2018
    Book review – Population ageing and Australia’s future, Ageing & Society
  • 2018
    Diversity and participation in private apartment buildings: A review of the literature, Geographical Research
  • 2017
    Challenges in transitioning to low carbon living for lower income households in Australia, Advances in Building Energy Research
  • 2017
    Book review – The Australian dream: Housing experiences of older Australians, Housing Studies
  • 2017
    The impacts of affordable housing development on host neighbourhoods, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
  • 2016
    The factors driving the escalation of community opposition to affordable housing development, Urban Policy and Research
  • 2016
    Geographies of adult multigenerational family households in metropolitan Sydney, Geographical Research
  • 2016
    Multigenerational family living: Evidence and policy implications from Australia, Routledge
  • 2016
    Place and Placelessness Revisited, Routledge
  • 2016
    Delivering social housing: examining the nexus between social housing and the urban democracy agenda, Housing, Theory and Society
  • 2016
    Changing perceptions of family: A study of multigenerational households in Australia, Journal of Sociology
  • 2015
    Feeling at home in a multigenerational household: The importance of control, Housing, Theory and Society

Professional Memberships

  • Geographical Society of New South Wales (2018-19)
  • Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (2014-15)