Diversity and renewal: at what cost?

This piece was first published in New Planner in their special edition on housing affordability and diversity in September 2016.  That neighbourhoods should have a diversity of tenure and a mix of incomes is increasingly and enthusiastically advocated by planners and urban designers. The renewal of housing estates to achieve this ‘social mix’ has come … Continue reading Diversity and renewal: at what cost?

Social housing renewal: threats to tenant stability and security

This piece was published by Parity in their special edition on Issues in Housing Tenure (September 2017).  Social housing has been source of secure, stable tenancies for vulnerable Australian households for decades. There is ample evidence to show that social housing provides tenants with sense of belonging, security, safety and a bond related to their … Continue reading Social housing renewal: threats to tenant stability and security