Project Title: A comparative study of housing affordability issues in China and Australia

Project Description: This research aims to investigate the underlining forces for declining housing affordability in China and Australia from two dimensions: bottom-up and top-down. Specifically, the bottom-up approach is used to study housing affordability issues at a household level, which provides insights into the relationship between individual home purchase behaviour and housing market performance. The top-down method is adopted to understand the impacts of housing policies on the housing sector at a national level and regional level. 


Publications: Zheng, Shuangshuang and Sigler, Thomas (2021). Assessing land-use suitability of existing inclusionary zoning projects in the Australian Capital Territory. Journal of Social Inclusion 12 (2) 30-52.


  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Bachelor of Economics, Shanghai Normal University, China