The new NSW premier is right to identify housing affordability as a priority for the people and economy of Sydney. It's not just housing supply that's the problem – action is needed on many fronts.
For the increasing proportion of people living in private rental accommodation who can expect to be dependent on the age pension, the prospects of financial and housing insecurity are grim.
Brazil should ask itself which is more important: having a roof over your head or owning the roof over your head?
Informal settlements are often undocumented or hidden on official maps, but they house about a billion people worldwide. Their existence demands a more sophisticated approach to urban development.
Do affordable housing projects drive down property values? Does neighbours' quality of life suffer? Case studies in Brisbane and Sydney suggest such fears aren't justified.
The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning.
While some forms of co-living seek to match modern lifestyles and a desire to downsize, other profit-driven models simply exploit a lack of affordable housing alternatives.
Citizens can switch from being consumers to pioneers who drive new designs for living. The German baugruppe model is a leading example.
The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.
The report's stated goal is to make the social housing system work better. It does not present as a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive.
Who’ll profit from the value uplift arising from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents?
The history of foreign investment in land and real estate shows the global movement of people and capital is closely linked to the prevailing geopolitics.
Emerging research challenges the idea that sustainable housing is unaffordable. It shows sustainability and good design can be affordable when analyses include social, health and wellbeing benefits.
Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and incomes.
Given its flagship status, the Logan public housing project’s abandonment could be a serious setback for Australian housing and urban policy.
The current system is causing inefficiencies in housing markets, but governments seem unwilling to act.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
Clue: the UK needs to get over its obsession with home ownership.
Have you thought about usable space, re-engineering, structural integrity, contamination, insulation and comfort? If not, you need to before jumping into building a home from shipping containers.
Without long-term solutions to the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Gen Ys face a lifetime of renting without the financial and emotional security of home ownership.