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The Collective Old Oak co-living block in London has more than 500 apartments with bedrooms and bathrooms. All other spaces are shared. David Hawgood/Geograph

Reinventing density: co-living, the second domestic revolution

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.
Almost one in three older Australians would like to downsize to reduce the demands of maintaining their garden, but many can’t find alternative homes to suit their needs. Pierdelune from www.shutterstock.com

Lack of housing choice frustrates would-be downsizers

Australia’s housing stock is not meeting the demands of older Australians, according to a new report.
It will take more than a major round of redundancies to save Malaysia Airlines. Fazray Ismail/EPA/AAP

The Terminator as boss: why mass sackings don’t work

Malaysia Airlines is letting go 6,000 staff as it seeks to turn around its fortunes. But research shows downsizing on this scale doesn't usually work.

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