More housing supply doesn’t mean lower prices. If policy-makers want to make homes more affordable, they must tackle developers who drive up prices and consider taxing capital gains on homes.
Climate change is a key risk for remote Indigenous communities in Australia. How can housing in remote and regional areas be improved to withstand extreme weather conditions for these communities?
Embodied emissions in buildings could be a hidden setback for carbon reduction targets.
Millions of Americans struggle to pay their bills each month, despite earning wages well above the federal poverty line and holding multiple jobs.
Electric boilers can be a green heating alternative, an expert says.
More houses are under construction than ever before, but completions haven’t grown. Instead, building is taking longer.
If rural communities plan carefully – and some already are – they can reinvent themselves as the perfect homes for people fleeing wildfire and hurricane zones.
Women, girls and gender-diverse people have unique experiences of housing and housing loss.
A suite of proposed changes to energy efficiency section of the National Construction Code are a good step forward. However, a lot more can be done.
Studies show that tenants facing eviction who have a lawyer are a lot less likely to lose their home.
Empowering older adults to become digital citizens will not only help them stay connected, but help them access essential services like housing.
As we push for a real solution — an increase in housing supply and related supports — the encampment evictions must stop. We need to make encampments unnecessary.
The fact that Canadian house prices have risen far beyond rental rates tells us that it’s due to financial factors alone — not a lack of supply. House prices are asset prices.
‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
A legal scholar explains background on the ruling, what it means and who’s affected.
Following the deadly collapse of a condo high-rise in Florida, a historian of this kind of housing explains how it offers a sense of community that many people seek.
Millions of Americans with tens of billions in unpaid rent face eviction and loss of their home.
Ghana’s latest population census offers a window into the contested terrain of population statistics.
We need more research and research capacity that’s better suited to current housing challenges. We must inform housing providers and policy-makers to provide solutions and evaluate those solutions.
The pandemic has accelerated some urban trends and reversed others, while focusing attention on the vulnerabilities of cities. The old planning certainties will have to be revisited.