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Victoria's economy and many social norms were upended in 2020, so what does this mean for the future?
What is the future of Victoria's economy and settlement patterns? This article summarises a presentation given by SGS Principal and Partner Julian Szafraniec at the Victorian Planning & Environmen...
New report shows JobSeeker recipients continue to face severe rental stress; Hobart remains least affordable city
The JobSeeker supplement has improved rental affordability for Newstart households across the country, but recipients are still facing moderate to extreme rental stress nationwide according to the lat...
Arts and Culture
Australia’s creative sector can lead post COVID-19 recovery, but it needs immediate support
The creative and cultural industries sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 restrictions in Australia and internationally. Here are five ideas on how to support the creative and cultural industry se...
Insight from 30 years in business: You need more than generic data to understand and solve societal issues
Australia’s cities, regions and policy challenges are becoming increasingly complex. Thankfully, we have more data tracking activities in our cities than ever before, which has helped improve how we u...
Where are people working from home, and how could this reshape Australia’s cities and regions?
New data by SGS shows the locations where Australian residents were regularly working from home before the pandemic. This analysis is a step towards understanding how working remotely could reshape th...
LIVE Q&A EVENT: Adapting to Australia's Changing Climate I Tues 10 Nov 2020
Join panellists Emma Herd, Professor Tom Kompas, Dr Dan Zwartz, Clive Attwater and John Brockhoff as they discuss practical ways governments and organisations can respond to the irreversible effects o...
LIVE Q&A EVENT: Investing for Purpose and Impact I Wed 4 Nov 2020
COVID-19 has accelerated economic, social and environmental change, presenting new opportunities and challenges for cities and regions. Expert panellists...
LIVE Q&A EVENT: Shaping Vibrant Places and Precincts I Thurs 5 Nov 2020
How do we create opportunity from dual health and economic crises and achieve more just, inclusive and prosperous places and local economies? Expert panellists...
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People aren’t agents: We need to consider user experience when designing policies and programs
Complexity in public transport fares is not a unique policy problem. A recent study by SGS Economics and Planning and the Behavioural Insights Team has informed Infrastructure Victoria’s proposal for ...