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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 city centre apartment towers really slums?

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

It's a common charge but Melbourne's city centre apartment towers aren't remotely like real slums and nor are they likely to be in the forseeable future

Are city centre apartment towers the “slums of the future”?

Are city centre apartment towers the “slums of the future”?

One of the most persistent and widespread criticisms of city centre apartment towers is they’ll inevitably be "the slums of tomorrow". But does the claim hold up on closer examination?

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

What role for high-rise towers in Melbourne?

What role for high-rise towers in Melbourne?

Do high-rise towers have a role in Melbourne’s future? Peter Newman thinks they do! This report by VECCI, Up or out? dealing with Melbourne’s population boom, nicely summarises two alternative approaches set out in The Age for planning Melbourne’s future growth.