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Does housing supply impact on inequality?

Does housing supply impact on inequality?

The supply and price of new housing affects affordability and is implicated in growing inequality. Debate about planning issues like city centre towers needs to take account of this wider context

Can US sun belt cities teach us something?

Can US sun belt cities teach us something?

Slate columnist Matt Yglesias posted an important article yesterday, In defence of the sun belt, that should be required reading for all politicians and policy-makers who’re interested in making Australian cities better. It reinforces how important it is to find ways to increase the supply of housing within our cities, especially in sought-after established areas. […]

Can activity centres supply enough housing?

Can activity centres supply enough housing?

Melbourne 2030 envisaged growth of high density housing and office employment within established suburbs would be located in activity centres, especially those with a rail station. In fact it specified that 41% of all dwellings should be constructed in activity centres over the period 2001-30 (with 31% in Growth Areas and the rest dispersed in […]

Why do bankers make $quillions (and you don’t)?

Why do bankers make $quillions (and you don’t)?

There’s an interesting discussion going on in the blogosphere right now about how Wall St made and lost so much money in the noughties. It started yesterday our time when George Mason University economist and ‘the world’s most read economics blogger’, Tyler Cowen, announced that he’d written an essay on inequality in The American Interest. […]