Tag: urban density

Quality of life in high-density apartments varies. Here are 6 ways...

We’re building a lot of apartments in Australia. High-density precincts are being developed across our major cities.

Why coronavirus must not stop Australia creating denser cities

Despite the impacts of restrictions, Australia’s future is in urban density and not the suburban sprawl of the past.

People love the idea of 20-minute neighbourhoods

The 20-minute concept is not about travel by car. It is about active transport (walking, cycling) and the use of public transport.

Half of over-55s are open to downsizing – if they can...

More than half of Australians over the age of 55 are open to downsizing, according to a new report based on a survey of 2,400 households.

No Australian city has a long-term vision for living sustainably –...

The expanding ecological footprints of the large cities have created unsustainable demands on land to support urban dwellers. And the wastes the cities produce are straining the capacity of the environment to handle these.

People want and need more housing options: Opinion

Australians need greater housing diversity to meet their current and future housing needs. Yet increasing diversity, and meeting the need for more smaller dwellings...

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...

To make housing more affordable this is what state governments need...

Homeownership rates are declining across Australia, especially among the young. An increasing proportion of low-income earners are in rental stress.

Retrofitted cities forcing residents to live with planning failures

Australia will probably look back on the current period of attempting to retrofit its capital cities as a great demonstration of poor city planning. By...

Reinventing density: co-living, the second domestic revolution

Many housing types are totally at odds with how people live today because people don’t have as many material goods as they used to. By...