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

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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.

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

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