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Design Strategies for Affordable and Sustainable Housing


Fay, MR, Design Strategies for Affordable and Sustainable Housing, Environment Design Guide, DES 65 pp. 1-9. ISSN 1442-5017 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Recently, affordable housing has become an issue of considerable concern in Australia. Governments at all levels, together with public housing authorities and social welfare organizations have expressed concern about the affordability of housing for people on low incomes and first-home buyers. To varying degrees, these same organizations are also concerned about sustainability. While a considerable amount of research has been under.taken into affordable housing, much of it has been directed at housing policy, models of financing, planning regulations, land supply, infrastructure funding and taxation. Little has been written about the role of design in the provision of affordable and sustainable housing, though design is one of many factors influencing these critical issues. Design is a key factor in affordability and sustainability. This Note addresses design strategies that will assist in the delivery of affordable and sustainable housing in Australia. Necessarily, it also addresses potential conflicts between afJordability and sustainability. The Note concludes by presenting winning designs from the 2005 Vic Urban Affordable Home Design Competition.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Urban and regional planning not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Other construction
Objective Field:Other construction not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fay, MR (Professor Roger Fay)
ID Code:39259
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2012-03-01
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