Bill Randolph

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Housing markets never have met the lowest-income households' needs. Now is the time to tackle problems that have been years in the making by creating a better system to supply their housing.

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An innovative City Futures Research Centre report has found there are big savings in transport costs and increases in productivity from living closer to work.

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Building defects in apartment blocks are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.

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Affordable rental options for low-income households in Sydney need to be drastically improved according to City Futures Research Centre.

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It's time to correct some of the flawed analysis and myths that are preventing development of good housing policy.

 

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Based on research comparing projects across the country, a new assessment tool calculates cost-effective ways to fund affordable housing to meet specified needs in different markets.

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The inexorable logic of the market will create suburban concentrations of lower-income households on a scale hitherto only experienced in inner-city high-rise public housing estates, writes Bill Randolph.

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Who’ll profit from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents, asks Bill Randolph.

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High density housing promises to revitalise our cities but there's a risk it could become the dystopian overdevelopment many fear, writes Bill Randolph.

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Leaving housing empty and subsidised by government is both taxation lunacy and a national scandal, write Laurence Troy and Bill Randolph.

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