Bypassing planning regulations is likely to have impacts on social inequity and wellbeing that could prove very costly for both governments and people.
Projects for 2021 funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute are timely, practical and policy relevant.
A little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.
Having quality housing matters. What's standing in the way of ensuring every Australian has housing that meets basic comfort and health standards? And how can we overcome these problems?
The combination of higher-density living and increasing cultural diversity means we need to think about how to build social cohesion and make the most of the opportunities of apartment living.
Concerns regarding the effects of affordable housing development on property values and quality of life for existing residents are largely unfounded, write Gethin Davison and Edgar Liu.
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house, write Edgar Liu and Hazel Easthope.
Big ideas and big dollars have been invested in making 'memorable' places, write Edgar Liu and Robert Freestone.
To help combat social isolation in Australian cities, we need urban places that better reflect the diverse needs and identities of local communities and suburbs, UNSW researchers say.
It's not just about finding money for solar panels – poorer households also struggle to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options available.