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

Time for cities to get smart about transport – SkedGo

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 residents, pressure on public finances, ageing populations, […]

Source: Time for cities to get smart about transport – SkedGo

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.

Affordable Housing Design | Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city | TED Talk

Affordable Housing Design Is Fitting More People Into Our Cities

Affordable housing design is at the forefront of building and architecture the world over. Brilliant affordable housing design is even flowing through to mainstream and up market properties. After all, everyone wants to do more with less.