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Housemates, inmates and living mates: Communal living in Australia. Co-authored article by UQ SEES and Griffith University published in the Australian Planner.

Ecovillages and cohousing are types of intentional community living arrangements that bring positive social, ecological and economic solutions to challenges of housing affordability, social breakdown and ecological over consumption. They are fast attracting interest among planners, governments, developers, the media and the public. Yet what was the population and characteristics of these compared to other … Continue reading

Building Brisbane: Preserving heritage values in changing landscapes
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Building Brisbane: Preserving heritage values in changing landscapes

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is hosting their annual seminar on Saturday 2nd September and this year’s topic investigates the important role of preserving heritage values and buildings in the face of development. There are a range of great discussion panels supported by industry professionals, scholars, government representatives who will cover: Brisbane’s early cultural … Continue reading

A ray of sunshine in the housing market – Tiny Houses
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A ray of sunshine in the housing market – Tiny Houses

After reviewing the media again this morning related to the housing trends…more un-affordability, rising house prices, demand exceeding housing availability, deposit needed increased to 20% instead of previous 10%…there was a ray of light that again showed there is possibilities available when looking at housing from a different view – the Tiny House which lends … Continue reading