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
Property developers need to start thinking outside the box to differentiate their product from the competition! http://snip.ly/y76el Canberrans living in apartment blocks could soon save on their power bills by bulk-buying electricity. Source: Draft bill to allow Canberra building owners to bulk-buy power to sell to tenants
Smart Cities, Smart Developments and Smart Homes all part of the puzzle. As an estimated 3m people move to metropolitan areas every week¹, cities need to keep getting smarter, to continue providing livable spaces for their residents. Otherwise, they will collapse under the myriad issues fast population growth brings. In addition to larger numbers of
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.
Mrivac boss Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz says renting in Australia is “set up to serve the owner not the tenant”. She says that is about to change. Source: Renting in Australia is generally ‘miserable’ but doesn’t have to be | afr.com
Source: Calls for higher affordable housing targets as more people on ‘cusp of poverty’