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Senior Lecturer in Urbanism, University of Sydney

Laurence is an urban researcher looking at a wide range of social and environmental issues in regional and urban contexts. His broad interests are in the intersection of housing markets, urban governance, urban renewal and social-economic outcomes in Australian cities.

Laurence’s recent work has focused on various facets of urban renewal in the context of a market economy and understanding the economies of developing new social and affordable housing across Australian cities.


  • 2022–present
    Senior lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2017–2019
    Research Fellow, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • 2014–2016
    Research associate, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • 2009–2013
    PhD Candidate, Unviversity of Sydney
  • 2008–2009
    Research Officer, University of Western Australia


  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor Science (Honours)