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These 3 cities offer 10 useful affordable housing lessons to the world

Affordable home ownership bears no resemblance to the current market in which the median unit price is well over $700,000

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Carolyn Whitzman, Katrina Raynor and Matthew Palm | The Conversation
Imagine planning a public transport system for a large city by providing one bus at a time on one route that might serve a few dozen people (but nobody knows how many). That is what planning for housing affordability looks like in most Australian capital cities: innovative projects take years to develop and never get scaled up into a system.
Who can we learn from? In July, the lead author returned to three cities comparable to Melbourne that she visited in 2015 – Vancouver, Portland and Toronto – to re-interview key housing actors and review investment and policy

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 7:20 AM IST

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