Brisbane City wants to preserve backyards, but they account for much of the open space lost to development under policies that also aim to increase housing density in existing urban areas.
Proposals for house building in England need to take local nuance and the impacts of COVID-19 into account.
Current housing stimulus measures aim to boost buyer demand and are too small to sustain a recovery. A second round of stimulus is likely to be needed, and it should go into social housing supply.
Our findings suggest critical shortcomings in how new homes and neighbourhoods are designed.