Understanding ‘disruptive behaviour’ during your tenancy

Everyone has the right to enjoy reasonable comfort, peace and privacy in their own home. But it's worth remembering the responsibilities that come with...

Lovability: restoring liveability’s human face

Liveability has become one of the most important ideas to influence international urban governance and planning. On one level, this should be no surprise...

How ‘trendies’ shaped Australia’s urban heritage

The Australian Ugliness, architect and critic Robin Boyd wrote in 1960, incorporated the “background ugliness” of Australia’s cities: a suburbia of: '… unloved veneer...

How the West became obsessed with home security

'An Englishman's home is in his castle'  That famous phrase neatly captures longstanding ideas about what the private home really is: a place which we...

Renters are being left out in the cold on energy savings

Saving energy is a win-win. You reduce greenhouse emissions and you reduce your energy bills. However, improving energy efficiency and energy savings are not...

Harry Potter’s Privet Drive house is on sale

Potter fans, rejoice! The house that was used as the setting for Harry Potter's childhood home at 4 Privet Drive in "Harry Potter and the...

Australia’s housing affordability problem explained in five steps

There is much debate about which groups of people have played the greatest role in creating the increasingly unaffordable housing markets in Australian cities. Baby...

There’s a new Harry Potter cafe – as if caffeine wasn’t magical enough!

OUR love of Harry Potter knows no language or cultural differences - and this is never more evident than when a new Potter-inspired location...