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Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy
Residential
Wednesday February 7 2018

Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy

Elderly Australians seeking to enter retirement villages are increasingly butting up against capacity constraints as the industry battles to roll out stock fast enough to keep...

Housing Affordability: Not Just a Young Person’s Problem
Residential
Thursday June 15 2017

Housing Affordability: Not Just a Young Person’s Problem

It’s hard to have a discussion about housing affordability without the focus turning immediately to the plight of millennials and to a lesser extent Gen Y.

Aging Population Sees Future Challenges For Fire Protection
Buildings
Thursday June 1 2017

Aging Population Sees Future Challenges For Fire Protection

The recent Fire Australia Conference, the Australian fire protection industry’s annual opportunity to gather and discuss the important issues of the day, brought together national and...

WA Seeks Advice on Improving Seniors Housing
Residential
Wednesday November 23 2016

WA Seeks Advice on Improving Seniors Housing

The Western Australian government is seeking public feedback on grants to help seniors downsize, better construction to improve universal design, low interest loans to steer rent...

Growing Old (Dis)gracefully
Residential
Thursday September 29 2016

Growing Old (Dis)gracefully

If you were aged 23 when The Sex Pistols first burst onto the music scene in 1975, you’ll be 65 years old next year. Think of...

Stepping Up Stair Safety: Seven Universal Design Concepts
Business
Tuesday September 13 2016

Stepping Up Stair Safety: Seven Universal Design Concepts

Stairs are a necessity in buildings; they provide a path from one level to another level under normal conditions and an exit path under emergency conditions.

Property Industry Braces for the Silver Tsunami
Residential
Wednesday August 31 2016

Property Industry Braces for the Silver Tsunami

The retirement living industry is set for a major shake-up in coming years as the baby boomers enter the market redefining senior’s accommodation.

Are We Genuinely Engaging with Senior Australians in Urban Design?
Urban Planning
Wednesday July 6 2016

Are We Genuinely Engaging with Senior Australians in Urban Design?

For anyone looking at innovative ways in which the urban design profession in Australia can engage with senior residents about how our urban environment may or...

Is Having “Old People Everywhere” a Problem?
Residential
Wednesday September 2 2015

Is Having “Old People Everywhere” a Problem?

A Pattern Language, a seminal work on architecture and urban planning by Christopher Alexander, Murray Silverstein, and Sara Ishikawa, lists as pattern #40, “Old People Everywhere.”...