Members of the RCMP return from a boat patrol of a flooded neighbourhood in High River, Alta., on July 4, 2013.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Many cities continue to allow developers to build homes in areas that have a high risk of flooding.
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.
The pledge to build 30,000 homes over the next five years exposes the government’s inaction, but it’s still only a fraction of the number Australians need.
New housing in Wimborne, England.
mr chris kemp/Shutterstock
We found that planners, councillors and local communities felt local opposition made little difference to decisions about housebuilding.
The government has proposed radical reforms to the planning system in England.
A fireman adjusts a hose in front of a house with a visible mark on its wall of where the flood level reached during the cleanup after storm Dennis in Crickhowell, Wales, February 17 2020.
Residents need the necessary support to adapt their homes and make collective decisions about flood prevention.
The Edwardian Bourne Estate, showing fine building work and attention to open space, as far back as 1901.
There are benefits to society of good housing for all – health, wellbeing, savings from costs of crime and health – that are not captured in its price.
The approach to housing in the UK hasn’t worked for years. What could we learn from how it’s done in other countries?
Examples from Leeds of 1920s spacious semi-detatched homes built after the Addison Act to replace crowded slum housing.
The Addison Act of 1919 introduced admirable housing standards, but in the century since the industry has put a sqeeze on space and quality.
The report examined housing affordability in Perth through individual transaction records over a six year sample period.
A new report shows building smaller houses as opposed to apartments in city fringes could provide more affordable housing.
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.
‘Sorry guv, can’t be done.’
Each of the main parties’ pledges on housing are short of what is required. But regardless, they can’t be done.
Tackling the largest housing shortfall starts with a single brick.
We all know we have a crisis of housing supply and affordability. Over the past four years we have built on average 110,000 homes a year in England, less than the 150,000 homes built 110 years ago in 1904…
Prefab housing is an industry that shares many assembly methods with car manufacturing.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you couldn’t help but hear the dying wail of manufacturing here in Australia. Car manufacturing and food manufacturing being the most recent victims. There’s no…
Sometimes the choice is to flood town or country. Sometimes it’s both.
Floods happen. Rivers have always inundated their floodplains and the sea has always tried to reclaim land that has been taken from it. This is certainly true in Somerset, whose name derives from the Old…