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The Gordian Knot of Affordable Housing
Residential
Thursday November 9 2017

The Gordian Knot of Affordable Housing

Stendhal, the famed 19th Century French Realist, once observed that “only great minds can afford a simple style.”

Balancing Apartment Affordability with Amenity
Residential
Tuesday July 25 2017

Balancing Apartment Affordability with Amenity

With housing affordability being such a hot topic in Sydney, the Urban Taskforce undertook some research to see if the well-meaning amenity standards that determine apartment...

The Shared Economy Model in Housing
Residential
Tuesday July 4 2017

The Shared Economy Model in Housing

The world’s most popular cities have a serious affordability problem. People of normal means have no hope of ever buying a home in places like Sydney...

Could the Build-to-Rent Model Solve Our (Affordable) Housing Woes?
Residential
Wednesday May 24 2017

Could the Build-to-Rent Model Solve Our (Affordable) Housing Woes?

The build-to-rent industry is gaining strength in the United States and Europe, but it has a minimal footprint in Australia.

Housing Affordability: A Key Policy Focus for 2017?
Residential
Monday May 15 2017

Housing Affordability: A Key Policy Focus for 2017?

Housing affordability has again become a policy issue of national focus and debate.

Affordable Housing Opportunities in Australia
Residential
Friday April 7 2017

Affordable Housing Opportunities in Australia

Around the world, housing authorities and government treasury/ finance/ taxation/income revenue and planning and infrastructure departments are struggling to find the...

Comparing Housing Crises: Israel and Australia
Residential
Tuesday April 4 2017

Comparing Housing Crises: Israel and Australia

In Israel, as in Australia, the words ‘housing crisis’ are often front page and centre in the local press.

Housing Affordability: A Policy ‘Catch-cry’ For 2017
Residential
Wednesday March 1 2017

Housing Affordability: A Policy ‘Catch-cry’ For 2017

Housing affordability is firmly on the policy radar in 2017. This crucial policy topic may not always be accurately discussed, but it is pleasing to observe...

The Politics Of Planning For Affordable Housing
Residential
Tuesday January 24 2017

The Politics Of Planning For Affordable Housing

With the price of the average home spiralling upwards in Australian cities, politicians are being flushed out at federal, state and local levels.