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The impact of affordable housing projects on local communities is nowhere near as great as people fear, and most opposition is based on prejudice against affordable housing residents, UNSW research reveals.

Affordable housing

Leaders from business and government have called for financial incentives to encourage big institutions to invest in affordable rental housing.

Strata

A UNSW study of strata titled homes has found there are major problems with strata living, as 85 per cent of owners surveyed reported defects in new buildings.

Apartment inside

Many strata executive committee members are ill-equipped to deal with complex problems that can affect quality of life and property values, new research shows.

Left to the market, Sydney will become ever more polarised and unequal in the distribution of affordable housing and the good life, writes Professor Bill Randolph.

Creating healthier cities to reduce the pressure on our overburdened health system will be the topic of the Utzon Lecture at UNSW on Wednesday, October 13.

House inside

Many older Australians are living in large homes that could be considered under-utilised but almost none want to downsize, UNSW researchers have found.

Utzon inside

Proposals for Sydney's urban renewal ignore some of the basic realities of residential demand, a UNSW housing expert has warned.

Healthy cities inside

NSW Health officials have launched a new initiative with UNSW planning experts to investigate how to create healthier cities and suburbs.

Climate inside

Most Australians believe climate change is happening now and is caused by human activity, according to preliminary results from a new national survey.

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