Thatcher's right to buy scheme had some unexpected consequences for society's most disadvantaged citizens.
With a booming life expectancy, there is a need for collective, intergenerational discussion and ideas around how to better design housing in Australia’s communities and cities.
Sydney will need to provide dwellings for an additional 309,000 households and Melbourne an additional 355,000 households over the next decade to 2022.
With high prices and long waiting lists for existing houses, building your own home could make more sense.
After a period of decline, cities around the world are revitalizing but it's coming at a cost: an increasingly tight affordable housing squeeze.
About a quarter of all renters are spending at least half of their income on housing, and the situation is projected to get much worse over the next decade.
We do need new homes - but Cameron's plan could have unintended consequences.
Urban planning and development in Africa has been fraught with many challenges. A study of Accra and Nairobi provides some lessons on what needs to improve.
As the NDIS roll-out begins, Australia faces a housing shortfall affecting up to 122,000 participants. Developing smart technology and design offers more independent living for people with disability.
The housing and housing affordability crisis will not be solved by a clamp-down on one group of buyers.
We can't blame them outright for the housing crisis but baby boomers play a role as supply blockers.
The dismally slow provision of housing in South Africa is such that more than 2.2 million households live in 2700 informal settlements. Waiting is the norm and can take years, even decades.
Vested interests benefit from the illusion of unsettled academic debate.
First home buyers may be doing it tough, but lessons from the US tell us raiding super is not the solution.
The issues keeping those on low incomes out of the housing market are only getting worse over time.
A defence of La Défense, and other towering architecture across the globe.
Lessons from the sharing economy could provide a housing solution for both buyers and sellers.
Almost 1.3 million Australian taxpayers use negative gearing. But the policy is inherently unfair.
A disappointing end for one of the UK's flagship environmental schemes.
In his budget speech chancellor George Osborne pitched the Conservatives as social reformists – and the party has been involved in some key legislative changes.