Housing affordability lessons from Vancouver for the City of Sydney

Vancouver has been grappling with its housing affordability crisis for over a decade – and its mayor has some advice for Sydney.

Part of the problem, he said, is that Australia and Canada were “way behind in innovation in government” and cities were left with few real policy levels to tackle the issue.

Source: Housing affordability lessons from Vancouver for the City of Sydney

sustainable apartments

Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube

A Breathe Of Fresh Air For Affordable Housing

Sustainable apartments, design is the answer to the affordable housing crisis.

 

Jeremy McLeod shatters the Australian Dream with a new model on urban housing that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He challenges the status quo development model of meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. The Nightingale model is an alternative that is easily replicated, benefits the community, the city and is designed for real life.

Australia must do more to address entrenched disadvantage: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin Chief Executive, CEDA

Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin has had a long and distinguished background in the Australian Parliament, academia and the private sector.

And it sounds like he is as fed up as most of us at poor leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

It is an absolute disgrace and a damning indictment on governments of all persuasions that in a first world economy that has experienced uninterrupted growth for more than 23 years between one and 1.5 million of our fellow Australians are currently experiencing the worst form of entrenched disadvantage arising out of poverty.Under the current public policy regime, those classed as being in entrenched disadvantage have little to no hope of ever being able to move out of poverty. Australians should be both appalled and alarmed by these figures.And for those that don’t find those figures appalling from a societal perspective, keep this in mind. While we fail to invest in the extra layer of support needed to help people get permanently out of entrenched disadvantage the cost of welfare to taxpayers will continue to increase.  What is most concerning is that governments, both Liberal and Labor, have focused almost exclusively on labour market solutions to this problem – the ‘big stick’ approach telling people they’ve got to get a job or face even further financial disadvantage.

Source: Australia must do more to address entrenched disadvantage: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube

 Sustainable Affordable Housing Keeps Tenants

Sustainable affordable housing is where the future of investment property is at. Property investor that understands this is well ahead of the game.

Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube

Jeremy McLeod shatters the Australian Dream with a new model on urban housing that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He challenges the status quo development model of meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. The Nightingale model is an alternative that is easily replicated, benefits the community, the city and is designed for real life.
Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube