Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: Michael Buxton
Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out

Are apartment towers ruining our city centres?

Are apartment towers ruining our city centres?

They're frequently criticised, but high-rise apartments in the city centre save on infrastructure costs, improve sustainability, and help keep housing costs down across the rest of the metro area

Is high-rise living unnatural?

Is high-rise living unnatural?

High-rise housing gets a pretty bad press in Australia. It’s frequently criticised for over-shadowing, generating high-speed winds, and destroying streetscapes and views. Skyscrapers have high life-cycle emissions compared to medium density housing and in some instances are associated with mental illness and socially dysfunctional behaviours. But it gets worse – some observers reckon it’s an […]