Rethinking housing affordability and provision in the context of climate change

Moloney, S and Goodman, R 2013, 'Rethinking housing affordability and provision in the context of climate change', in Nicole Gurran, Peter Phibbs and Susan Thompson (ed.) Proceedings of the 10th International Urban Planning and Environment Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 24-27 July 2012, pp. 628-640.


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Title Rethinking housing affordability and provision in the context of climate change
Author(s) Moloney, S
Goodman, R
Year 2013
Conference name Planning For a New Energy and Climate Future
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 24-27 July 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 10th International Urban Planning and Environment Symposium
Editor(s) Nicole Gurran, Peter Phibbs and Susan Thompson
Publisher ICMS Pty Ltd
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 628
End page 640
Total pages 13
Abstract This paper focuses on housing affordability, growth area planning and social inequity associated with increasing energy use and transport costs in outer metropolitan Melbourne. A greater degree of housing affordability necessitates ensuring a mix of housing types and prices in a range of locations. It also requires calculations of cost which go beyond the initial purchase price. The recently announced expansion to Melbourne's growth boundary was based on the premise that adding new suburbs to the fringe is a means of providing affordable housing for a growing population. We contend however, that this market driven approach to planning and housing design is generating outer urban areas dominated by excessively large, energy intensive homes at low densities in locations with little or no public transport. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative data this paper will demonstrate how recent trends in planning and housing provision are exacerbating social inequities and increasing vulnerabilities particularly in outer areas. In the context of climate change and projections around increasing energy costs and usage, policies that are allowing this type of development to continue must change if the objectives of affordability, liveability and sustainability are to be achieved.
Subjects Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) housing
affordability
climate change
ISBN 9781742102818
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