Sustainable as a basis of affordable? Understanding the affordability ‘crisis’ in Australian housing

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 buildings. 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
Pages (from-to)2-12
JournalAustralian Planner
Volume50
Issue number1
Early online date30 Oct 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • sustainable housing
  • Affordable housing
  • public housing
  • housing crisis
  • Australia

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