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Why we can’t get over the ‘yuck factor’ when it comes to recycled water

In light of climate change and a growing population, water authorities around the world are...

Rentvesting can create financial security and comfort: Peter Mastroianni

Gen Rentvesting: Live where you want and buy where you can afford. The Australian housing market...

Neighbours’ fears about affordable housing are worse than any impacts

Housing affordability is a hot topic in Australia. Governments are increasingly recognising that more needs...

When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements

Informal settlements house around one-quarter of the world’s urban population. This means roughly 1 billion...

Lovability: restoring liveability’s human face

Liveability has become one of the most important ideas to influence international urban governance and...

Finance news

Australia’s housing affordability problem explained in five steps

There is much debate about which groups of people have played the greatest role in...

Opinion: Why housing affordability talk is just hot air

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog: So, suddenly it's politically correct to...

Don’t invest in property? What’s your excuse?

When I talk to people who don’t invest, they always agree that they should be...

Why bad housing design pumps up power prices for everyone

Whether you’re a boatie or not, everyone realises the importance of keeping the water on...

Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access...

Planning and policy news

Enhancing livability and sustainability in our cities

Ideas to enhance the livability and sustainability of our cities have attracted a lot of interest recently. Examples include establishing or enhancing “urban forests”,...

Our cities need to go on a resource diet

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth’s land surface but generate about 70% of GDP and...
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