Balancing the need for affordable housing with the challenges of sustainable development in South East Queensland and beyond

Fionn MacKillop

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Abstract

There is much talk of a housing affordability crisis in Australia, accompanied by a sense of a
lack of sustainability of the current stock and new builds. I discuss the notions of housing
affordability and sustainability in the current Australian context, to explain why indeed there
is an affordability problem and how it is connected to that of sustainability. I then consider
how this situation has come about, and what directions could be taken in addressing it. It
emerges that the crucial point is the need for a cultural change in terms of expectations and
approaches in achieving affordability and sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference
Pages15-18
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • housing
  • affordability
  • australia
  • sustainability

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    MacKillop, F. (2012). Balancing the need for affordable housing with the challenges of sustainable development in South East Queensland and beyond. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference (pp. 15-18) http://Download PDF