The Great Australian Dream: from quarter-acre block to vertical villages
To understand what makes for great medium and high density living, and to contribute to the current Australian debate on apartment design standards, we’re reaching out to you to tell us how you live now — and how you’d like to live in the future. Our survey should take no more than 15 to 25 minutes to complete over a cup of tea. Once you’ve shared your thoughts and experiences with us, you can then throw your hat in the ring to win a weekend at Hotel Hotel in Canberra.
Why the time to have your say is now…
The quarter-acre block we once aspired to is no longer affordable for the everyday Australian, nor does it match up to our 21st century vision for well-connected, culturally diverse, sustainable and smart cities. As the Australian population increasingly urbanises, we find ourselves at an important crossroads.
To live better in cities, we need to live smaller. However, the capacity to do so is necessarily affected by government regulation. State governments in Australia are currently reviewing policies that will have a significant impact on the way we live in years to come, and we have a chance to be part of the process.
Your voice will join an important conversation…
We will prepare a report on the survey findings that will be made publicly available. You’ll be able to download a free copy from our website. We’ll also submit the report to the Victorian Government as part of the consultation period for ‘Better Apartments, A Discussion Paper‘ and use it as a conversation-starter to engage with industry stakeholders and policymakers across the country. Our hope is not only to influence policymaking, but also to provide a useful resource to assist decision-making by home-buyers, renters, developers, planners, architects and city-lovers alike.