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What sort of housing do older Australians want and where do...

Australia faces a massive challenge delivering suitable housing for an ageing population. The nation is expected to have nearly 50% more people older than...

Focus on managing social housing waiting lists is failing low-income households

A need to manage waiting lists, rather than ensuring positive outcomes for tenant households, strongly influences social housing policy, newly published research finds. This situation...

Competition for the kerb is rising, and cities are going to...

In case you missed it, 2018 was designated the Year of the Kerb by Sabrina Sussman, Zipcar’s public partnerships manager. This is because competition...

Australia’s social housing policy needs an investment overhaul

Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters. Via The...

Taming wild cities: the tall buildings of Australia show why we...

Private enterprise has shaped the skylines of Australia’s cities, and the names of their highest towers reflect this. The towers of Sydney shout finance:...

How close is Sydney to the vision of creating three 30-minute...

The Greater Sydney Commission has proposed a 40-year vision of a metropolitan region formed of three “cities”: the Eastern “Harbour” City, the Central “River” City, and the Western “Parkland” City.

Rapid growth is widening Melbourne’s social and economic divide

Melbourne is growing faster than most cities of similar size in developed countries. Population growth averaged more than 2.5% a year between 2011 and 2018. Via...

Indonesia isn’t the only country planning new cities. Why not Australia?

The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension...

Opinion: On Housing, There’s Clear Blue Water Between the Main Parties

Labor’s bold stance on housing tax reform and investment makes this one of the likely policy flashpoints in the coming election campaign. Via The Conversation - By...

Housing with Buyer Protection and No Serious Faults – Is That...

Regulation of the Australian building industry is broken, according to the Shergold-Weir report to the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF). we have concluded that ...